[whatwg] Requesting JSON.toXML

Tab Atkins Jr. jackalmage at gmail.com
Fri Sep 30 14:57:43 PDT 2011

On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 2:52 PM, Charles Pritchard <chuck at jumis.com> wrote:
> 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.

The first paragraph of your original email talked about the Node
methods now accepting DOMStrings.  Since you then asked for a way to
convert JSON to a DOMString, I reasonably assumed the two statements
were related.

I guess I should be more direct, then.  What problem are you
attempting to solve with this feature?


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