Variable name starting with number
Posted on 2008-10-07
I have an XMLRPC server response with a structure. This structure contains a variable which starts with a number at the beginning (for example, <name> 3stooges </name><value><String>John</String></value>).
When i try to declare the variable with 'legal' syntax (for exaple, threeStuges), the XMLRPC library (CookComputing library at XML-PRC.net) throws an exception saying that it can't find the variable with exact name as is in the XMLRPC response.
My experience is that to properly receive the XMLRPC response, i need to define EXACT structure of the response on the VB .Net (on VS2005). I had several XMLRPC calls properly working when i define exact structures. However, this particular structure is throwing exception as i can not define a variable that starts with a number.
How do i get around this issue of defining a variable (string) that starts with a number. Any help will be greatly appreciated.