Kirill Grouchnikov’s discusses thoughts on native XML support in Dolphin. There are definitely some interesting items, but I really hope that Sun takes a LONG look at what comes from C# 3.0 (send someone to PDC guys!), and look at the current E4X. It was BEA after all that came up with E4X!
Even look at Groovy’s XML builders and parsing w/ GPath.
I just want to be able to work with XML in a trivial way, instead of with the ugly mess of DOM/SAX/X APIs.
I like having a smart for() loop for XML, that is good….. but some of the “extends” stuff just looks more complicated than it needs to be.