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XML ActiveXObject failing to load in IE mac

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Hi Experts,

I am trieing to instantiate one of these objects in IE 5+ on the Mac.
MSXML4.DOMDocument
MSXML3.DOMDocument
MSXML2.DOMDocument
MSXML.DOMDocument
Microsoft.XmlDom

using th efolowing syntax:
var x = new ActiveXObject( "..." );

All fail to instantiate.

How should I proceed?

Regards,
Fouad Daniëls
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by:devic
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this method requires ActiveX, this will not work on a Macintosh
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by:FouadDaniels
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What other way is there to work with XML on a macintosh?
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by:Nushi
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as devic said it will not work on mac
since activeX is a windows componenet.

you will have to go around and write application in C++/Java etc that
does it for you.

if you use IE under mac try to use XMLDataIslands if its good enougth for your purposes.

XMLDATAISLANDS link:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/xmlsdk30/htm/xmcondataislands.asp

Hope it will help you
:-))

Nushi.
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by:ahosang
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>> What other way is there to work with XML on a macintosh?
Use Mozilla for the app
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using java as applet will be cross browser no matter what
you OS is mac/win/ba and so on.

Nushi.
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by:devic
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i think better for NON WINDOWS to do this on server side.
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by:Nushi
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how can u do it (server side) if the file is on the clinet machine?
you must write upload machnism to do it.


Nushi.
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by:devic
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oops, FouadDaniels did not spoke, that xml is on client machine.
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by:FouadDaniels
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I think I will be going for the java aproach. Who can point me to a good sample source and instructions on how to compile the xml applet.
That will be where my 500 points go.

Regards,
Fouad
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by:Nushi
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hi there.

no problems.
simply go to java.sun.com take a look at their tutorials:
xerces (XML parser )
applets  (you can find severl tutorials at diffrent levels)

the tutorials are at:
XML: http://java.sun.com/webservices/downloads/webservicestutorial.html

Glad to help and feel free to ask for more information if you need it.
even after you close this question.

if you start writing and you have some problems you can still post it here.

Nushi.
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by:Nushi
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Thank yoy.

Nushi.


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