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Standard ECMA-357
ECMAScript® for XML (E4X) Specification

2nd edition (December 2005)

This Standard defines the syntax and semantics of ECMAScript for XML (E4X), a set of programming language extensions adding native XML support to ECMAScript.

This Standard adds native XML datatypes to the ECMAScript language, extends the semantics of familiar ECMAScript operators for manipulating XML data and adds a small set of new operators for common XML operations, such as searching and filtering. It also adds support for XML literals, namespaces, qualified names and other mechanisms to facilitate XML processing.

The following file can be freely downloaded:

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ECMA-357.pdf 1 899 556 Acrobat (r) PDF file

This Ecma publication is also approved as ISO/IEC 22537.

The previous replaced "historical" edition of this Ecma Standard is available here.

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