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Fwd: Re: [xml-dev] better (?) than DOM

On Fri, 23 Feb 2007 07:02:37 -0500, Robin Berjon <robin@joost.com> wrote:

> On Feb 23, 2007, at 12:57, Manos Batsis wrote:
>> Quoting Robin Berjon <robin@joost.com>:
>>> It seems to be begging for E4X, which is IMHO a lot
>>> clearer than the above.
>> As said in my original email (sent only to Nathan by accident),
>> interoperability is, again, the problem :-/
> I know, and sorry for being too cursory to be clear. My point was more  
> about how if you want to produce XML, why not use... XML! E4X requires  
> the browser to be updated, which means it'll be a while before it's  
> widely useable, but there are other options that are also more readable  
> than method calls nested twelve times. For instance the various  
> Javascript templating libraries could come in quite useful there I'd say.

I find simply concatenating strings (var x=[]; x.push("..."); x.join("");)
to be the easiest and fastest (in terms of processing and writing). Either
stick it in innerHTML (definitely fastest) or create a DOM Document and
grab what you need with XPath.


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