jParse: A jQuery XML Parser Plugin

jParse is a jQuery plugin that can asynchronously fetch an XML file (AJAX, in other words) and parse it for display. It works in all modern browsers, plus Internet Explorer 6+, and the file is only 1.8KB in size. It’s basic usage looks something like this, where #item-cont is the element that the XML content will be displayed in:

    ajaxOpts: {url: 'digg-feed.xml'},
    count: '#item-count'

The script’s biggest limitation is that you can’t request an XML file from another domain, because of JavaScript’s Cross-Site Scripting taboo. You could, if you wanted, get around that with a PHP proxy or similar trick.