Now I'm looking at browser-side libraries to parse XML into a useful data structure, such as:
var doc = '<team name="Steelers" coach="Bill Cowher">' + ' <player>' + ' <position>Wide receiver</position>' + ' <name>Hines Ward</name>' + ' </player>' + ' <player>' + ' <position>Running back</position>' + ' <name>Jerome Bettis</name>' + ' </player>' + '</team>'; var parsed = someParseMethod( doc ); is( parsed.name, "Steelers" ); is( parsed.coach, "Bill Cowher" ); is( parsed.player.position, "Wide receiver" ); is( parsed.player.name, "Hines Ward" ); is( parsed.player.position, "Running back" ); is( parsed.player.name, "Jerome Bettis" );
And I seem to be coming up short: every library wants to parse an XML document into a W3C DOM or some sort of DOM facsimile. Yuck. Why deal with all those methods when you've got dynamic properties?
I figured this was a gimme since so many people are working with XML on the client these days. (Or are they?) So is there a library out there that does this basic thing?