Simple serialization with XML strings in Javascript

Introduction Included in this post are some quick and simple functions for doing XML serialization in Javascript through strings. Reserved XML characters < > & ‘ ” are escaped from input and if any invalid input are found an exception will be thrown. List of XML utility functions: toXmlHeader() – Creates the XML header. toXmlElem(name:… Continue reading Simple serialization with XML strings in Javascript

Comparison against null and undefined in Javascript

Values in Javascript can come from Object – object reference String – immutable, 16-bit USC-2 Boolean – true, false Number – only 64-bit floating point, IEEE 754 (double) null – empty object reference undefined – unassigned variables and function arguments, missing object properties Boolean evaluation of values using == and != operators Values that are… Continue reading Comparison against null and undefined in Javascript

Code documentation for Javascript and Actionscript 3

Prerequisites for Actionscript documentation Flex 2 SDK Prerequisites for Javascript documentation JSDoc For Windows users: ActivePerl HTML::Template – Perl module required by JSDoc For Windows users: Microsoft NMAKE – Build utility required by ActivePerl to install HTML::Template Actionscript 3 Code Documentation Example documentation: Extracting the documentation from the sourcecode: Javascript Code Documentation Example documentation: Extracting… Continue reading Code documentation for Javascript and Actionscript 3

Multiple Inheritance in Javascript

Notice Javascript does not support multiple inheritance, so the given method will break the instanceof operator! Javascript checks inheritance by traversing the linked list prototype.__proto__ for occurences of the requested prototype. This means that one prototype can only contain one reference to another prototype and in effect only inherit from one prototype. By discarding support… Continue reading Multiple Inheritance in Javascript

Associative Arrays in Javascript

Introduction The associative array (also known as hash map) is similar to the ordinary array. Instead of indexing by integers, the associative array uses string keys. It also lacks the bookkeeping abilities of the ordinary array like sort(), splice() etc. In Javascript every object has the ability to act as an associative array. Creating an… Continue reading Associative Arrays in Javascript