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Foundation XML and E4X for Flash and Flex by Sas Jacobs

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Chapter 4. USING E4X EXPRESSIONS

E4X is a new recommendation for working with XML documents. ActionScript 3.0 bases all of its XML functionality on this recommendation. E4X is short for the ECMAScript for XML specification, ECMA-357.This is a standard managed by the European Computer Manufacturers Association (ECMA).You can find a copy of the standard at http://www.ecma-international.org/publications/standards/Ecma-357.htm.

In the previous chapter, you saw the classes that form part of the new E4X functionality. We worked through the methods of the XML class that you can use to locate content in an XML document. E4X expressions provide an alternative to the XML class methods for navigating through XML content. As with the XML class methods, in ...

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