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Balaji Anand
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hi

I am new to XML but i need to know if this can be done with XML

If i need to download movie information from other sites like the dvd/cd library managers does these days what do i have to learn? What materials can i read for it
Thanks
William Brogden
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XML will help only if the information you want to download is made available in XML format. Its also a big help if the source documents the tags being used.

There are MANY tutorials on the web to get you started:
Here is Sun's tutorial on XML with Java.
Bill
Balaji Anand
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I searched and i saw something by name "Magic Script" or "Script Magic" will help me do this. does anyone have any idea abt it? I am posting in the general forum too since i dont know if it is XML related
Thanks
Amit Goel
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yes this can be done.. only if those DVD library managers support it.. i'll give you an example.. in the satellite TV world.. it happens that you can download all program information in xml format using XMLTV standard format..
you can google XMLTV term and know more about it.. it is pretty simple to do but needs support from service providers.


Amit<br /> <br />The Less I have, The more I gain..Off the Beaten Path, I Reign.
RNivas
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Originally posted by Srividhya Anand:
I searched and i saw something by name "Magic Script" or "Script Magic" will help me do this. does anyone have any idea abt it? I am posting in the general forum too since i dont know if it is XML related
Thanks


Addition to this - If information is in HTML then you need to parse to making XML object and then process.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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