How do I process XML using JQuery in Internet Explorer?

Posted on 2008-06-12
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
I am experiencing a problem processing a simple xml document using jquery in internet explorer. The idea is to parse selected elements off of the xml document and then append to the DOM. I have it working correctly in Firefox 2, but Internet Explorer 6 SP 2 is raining on my parade. Please see code snippet below for guidance. Thanks in advance.
html and javascript


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//  DTD HTML 4.01//EN"




     <meta content="text/xml; charset=iso-8859-1" http-equiv="Content-Type">

     <title>Address book</title>

     <script src="jquery.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

     <script type="application/javascript">

     $(function() {

         $('#update-target a').click(function() {


                 type: "GET",

                 url: "label.xml",

                 dataType: "text/xml",

                 success: function(xml) {


                         var id_text = $(this).attr('id')

                         var name_text = $(this).find('name').text()



                             .html(name_text + ' (' + id_text + ')')

                             .appendTo('#update-target ol');

                     }); //close each(


             }); //close $.ajax(

         }); //close click(

     }); //close $(





       <div id='update-target'>

         <a href="#">Click here to load addresses</a>







xml file



<label id="mj">

<name>Michael Jordan</name>


<label id="kb">

<name>Kobe Bryant</name>



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Question by:JayKing81
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hielo earned 125 total points
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try changing:
<script type="application/javascript">

<script type="text/javascript">

Author Closing Comment

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I actually figured this out a little while back, but you hit on the head. IE didn't like the application/javascript tag. Thanks.

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