XML as a Native Data Type


Jon Udell talks about E4X, a version of Javascript that has the ability to work with XML natively. In the same way you can say things like

foo = "Hello"
you can also say
bar = <people>...</people>
Jon gives some examples and they're compelling. I agree with Jon that once XML as a native data type catches on, its likely to be a feature that you can't live without.