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Retrieving XML file from URL
- From: Warren Keane <Warren@onlinecmn.com>
- To: "Xml-Dev Mailimg List (E-mail)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 00:02:44 -0700
I need some advice on how to capture and subsequently process
an XML document through HTTP. Our environment is Windows
2K server, ASP pages using VBscript. I am using an ASP
which queries the browser, if the browser if IE 5 then the XML
document is transformed by the client otherwise it is done
on the server. I created a test XML document based on a HHTP
live feed that I need to start using and and XSL which converts
the XML into HTML for display.
Everything works fine in test mode but this is using a XML
document that I created with a text editor and saved to
the server. What I really need to do is capture the document
realtime from a URL and then process it. For example right now I have
if ie5 then
The OutputDocument routine send the XML dirtectly to the browser
and the TransformDocument does the server transformation. However
I need to be able to to capture the "quote.xml" document straight
from the URL. Something like
quote.xml = http://www.trades.com/demo/xml/tscGetQuote.php3?symbol=SPH1.
My questions are:
1) Are there VBscript functions that I can use to capture the output
from the URL into a variable and then pass it to my transformation
2) Is there something I can do in either the XML or XSL files to
dynamically capture the XML document that resides at the URL?
Something like text/xml href=url...
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.