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I submitted a question earlier, but was a little vague as to exactly what I was trying to do.

So I am using an HttpWebRequest object to submit a POST to a URL. The ContentType of that object is "application/x-www-form-urlencoded".

Now, when I get an HttpWebResponse object from that request object, what I'm getting is HTML text. But one of the parameters in my query string indicates that the response is going to be "text/xml"

I actually want to get at that XML text which I'm assuming is buried in the response object somewhere because when I manually submit the query string in a web browser, it gives me the XML response.

Is there any way to define what the ContentType of the WebResponse.GetResponseStream() will give me?
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Gorkem Yuksel earned 2000 total points
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Hi,

The webresponse stream is just that.. it's a stream of data.. how you interpret is what matters.  

If you know for sure that what you are getting back is HTML, then it may be the POST that isn't posting the "form" properly, hence the result may be an HTML error response.

If it is indeed xml, just read the stream into a StringReader object and then use the LoadXml() method of an XmlDocument object to load it in as XML.

Cheers,

G.
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*blush*

Ya, didn't even think of that. After further investigation it was being encoded wrong, but when manually submitting it using Firefox, the browser must have been smart enough to encode it properly for me :(

In any event, thanks.

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