[whatwg] Requesting JSON.toXML

Charles Pritchard chuck at jumis.com
Fri Sep 30 14:58:13 PDT 2011

On 9/30/11 2:23 PM, Tab Atkins Jr. 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.
FWIW, it's meant for the other direction: converting a JSON structure 
into DOM (or XML).

If a JSON.toNode (document fragment) makes more sense, that'd work too 
and may be more efficient.

JSON.toNode({div: 'hello world'}).toString() would give me XML,
and without the toString, I'd have a node, which is now the same as 
document fragment.

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