[whatwg] Requesting JSON.toXML

Charles Pritchard chuck at jumis.com
Fri Sep 30 14:52:43 PDT 2011

On Sep 30, 2011, at 2:23 PM, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Charles Pritchard <chuck at jumis.com> wrote:
>> Now that DOM4 includes DOMString as an argument type for Node methods, I'd like to have a clear and easy path to serialize a JSON object into an XML DOMString.
>> It's not a trivial task. Any takers?
>> Example:
>> JSON.toXML({div:'Hello world'});
> I'm curious why you would want such a thing.  You can store DOM trees
> as strings and revive them when used.  You can transmit DOM across XHR
> either as a string or, soon, directly as a document.
> I don't see a reason to store DOM into an alternative JSON structure.

JSON is widely more popular than XML for a lot of APIs. People use JSON.stringify an parse quite a bit. I may be misunderstanding what it is you mean by DOM.

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