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Re: Newbie question - passing XML using POST

It's a piece of cake in Radio.


Runs on Windows.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Young" <steve@neon.com.au>
To: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Monday, March 19, 2001 5:39 PM
Subject: Newbie question - passing XML using POST

> Hi Guys
> I'm trying find a way to send and receive XML using HTTP POST.  You'd
> it would be simple, but my low level programming skills are struggling
> the task.
> I work in a Microsoft environment, and I have two methods that work, but
> they both involve sending the XML as an array (Safe Array) of bytes.  One
> sends an MSXML3 DOMDocument and the other does a unicode converion of the
> bytes at each end.
> 1) I don't imagine that either method will make it easy for non-Microsoft
> apps to communicate and
> 2) There's gotta be an easier way - I'm just having a mental block on what
> it is ;-)
> A simple solution is to forget using POST altogether, and either do the
> double round trip thing, or pass the XML in a querystring.  There has to
> a better way.
> I've taken a look at a few objects for the purpose (eg. MS SOAP stuff) but
> don't want to limit communication methods at this early stage.  A simple
> method to initiate a transaction by sending an XML document is all I'm
> looking for.
> Any ideas?
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