JavaScript gets XML [ via Loosely Coupled weblog ]

JavaScript now known as ECMAScript is getting native XML support.

ECMA International (ECMA) is completing extensions to the widely used ECMAScript standard, currently being updated to its 4th Edition. The enhancements known as E4X (ECMAScript for XML) standardize the syntax and semantics of a general-purpose, cross-platform, vendor-neutral set of programming language extensions adding native XML support in ECMAScript.

This is a great step given the importance of XML in Web Services world. It would be interesting to see how client side functionalities get extended with the XML support.