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Javascript API for parsing xml

Sol Mayer-Orn
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Joined: Nov 13, 2002
Posts: 311

I'm new to the javascript XML(DOM) API.
I'm trying to:
- Read some xml data (from the server, synchronously).
- Parse it (using javascript DOM API).

Unfortunately, javascript keept telling me that it found an empty xml document (no child nodes)...
Could anyone guess what's wrong ?
BTW I can tell the request *does* arrive to my server (I'm logging it).

Thanks a lot.

My server-side xml (generated through jsp).
- I can tell this *is* being called:
- I've tried it with and without the '<? xml ... ?> directive.

My javascript (meant for Firefox 5):
Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
When you open the XML document directly in the browser window, (Type the url in) does it open?

Sol Mayer-Orn
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Joined: Nov 13, 2002
Posts: 311
Thanks very much for this tip, it did the trick

Actually, the XML was showing fine on IE 6, but your reply made me re-check it for firefox... indeed, it turns out there were some unneccessary spaces before my '<?xml version='1.0'?> tag...
I removed those spaces, and it works fine.

thank you very much !
I agree. Here's the link:
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