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----- Original Message -----
From: "D C J." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 3:38 PM
Subject: [xml-dev] Processing XML Input
> I'm relatively new to XML and was wondering what were the
> more common ways of transporting XML, specifically over HTTP.
> I have a site that will be accepting the XML data from the
> client, in which an ASP page will do the actual processing.
> Currently, I have the XML sent as a query string within the
> HTTP request. The ASP page then loads the query string into an
> XML DOM object. Ultimately though, I will not always have
> control over the sending (client) end. I'd like to be able to
> handle the XML input appropriately, regardless of how it was
> sent. Any thoughts?
Well, it is definitely better to receive XML in the body of a POST request
instead of through the query string (this can be tested for, assuming the
client is kind enough to provide it, by check the Content-Type header for
"text/xml"). If the XML is long enough, some HTTP server implementations
may not be able to handle the long query string. Apart from this, I have no
suggestion for you, especially if you have no control over how the client
will be sending you the XML.