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  • E4X Looks Awesome

    Posted on November 15th, 2005 Brian No comments

    I was browsing through the new features for the impending release of Firefox 1.5. (In fact, Ars is expecting it any minute now.)

    The new version is a massive upgrade, and contains a lot of spiffy new features for web developers. As can be expected, there is now CSS3 support. But the thing that caught me completely off-guard was support for the new ECMAScript for XML (E4X) standard.

    Once again, JavaScript provdes why its my favorite language. Not only is there language-level support for regular expressions, closures, and anonymous types – now it has high-level support for XML dataforms. This is gonig to make AJAX coding a helluva lot easier. Check out an example of what to expect.

    I’m totally going to have to port JackBot to using this new version.

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