E4X Looks Awesome

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.