Sending and receiving XML
Posted on 2008-11-13
I'm a newbie with XML but have to incorporate send and recive chunks of infomation to and from a 3rd party, secure, server.
Have, sort of (!!), got to grips with XMLHTTPRequest object and have tested scripts and connections to and from test pages on my own server but now need to connect to and share data with a 3rd party in order to populate pages on my own site with dynamic data from the 3rd party.
Initially I need to authenticate my connection to the 3rd party befoe I can think of sending requests for further data sets so I have to send an initial handshake in the form of an element, with 1 attribute and one child element with 2 attributes all contained within one root <message> element.
This may be XML101 to some people but I'm really struggling to see the wood for the trees. Any assistance to get me going or reference to tutorials that I can take a look at would be REALLY welcomed.