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Need to parse sitemap.xml file using Javascript, and to display as html

Posted on 2011-09-21
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I have the following sitemap XML file:

http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/sitemap.xml

I need to find a way to parse this XML file using javascript, and to display it as HTML.

Is this possible to achieve?  If so, how?  

Ideally, I'd like to do it in such a way that I don't need to add any javascript code to the HEAD section of the page (and instead have all of the javascript code be contained somewhere within the opening and closing BODY tags).

Please advise.

Thanks!
- Yvan
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Question by:egoselfaxis
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by:bartvd
ID: 36576330
Yes, it is possible.
This is how you parse xml via javascript: http://www.w3schools.com/xml/xml_parser.asp

Here is an example:
http://www.w3schools.com/xml/tryit.asp?filename=tryxml_parsertest
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by:leakim971
ID: 36576454
> to display it as HTML

could you provide an example for example for the first one :
<url>
<loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/</loc>
<lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod>
<changefreq>daily</changefreq>
<priority>1</priority>
</url>

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are you ok with the follwing :
<tr><td>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com</td><td>2011-09-21</td><td>daily</td></tr>

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by:Proculopsis
ID: 36580073

Use a style sheet to automatically transform your xml, as below:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> 
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> 
<head>
<title>http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/JavaScript/Q_27320729.html</title>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2011/05_w20/458595/jquery-1.5.2.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

jQuery(document).ready( function() {

  var xmlSource = $("#xml-source").val();
  var xslSource = $("#xml-style-sheet").val();

  var xml = parser( xmlSource );
  var xsl = parser( xslSource );
  var transform = xml.transformNode( xsl );
  $("#transform").html( transform );

});

function parser( xml )
{
  var result = new ActiveXObject( "MSXML.DOMDocument" );
  result.async = false;
  result.loadXML( xml );
  return result;
}

</script>

</head> 
<body> 

<div id="transform" class="main"></div>

<fieldset style="padding: 16px; width: 60%"><legend>XSL</legend>
<textarea id="xml-style-sheet" style="width: 100%; height: 200px; background-color: beige;">

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">

<xsl:template match="/">
  <ul>
      <xsl:for-each select="urlset/url">
        <li>
          <a href="{loc}"><xsl:value-of select="loc" /></a>
        </li>
      </xsl:for-each>
  </ul>
</xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

</textarea>
</fieldset>

<fieldset style="padding: 16px; width: 60%"><legend>XML</legend>
<textarea id="xml-source" style="width: 100%; height: 200px; background-color: beige;">

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
<urlset><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>daily</changefreq><priority>1</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Cakes_c_1.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>weekly</changefreq><priority>0.8</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Cookies-Brownies_c_7.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>weekly</changefreq><priority>0.8</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Island-Assortments_c_8.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>weekly</changefreq><priority>0.8</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Salsa_c_9.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>weekly</changefreq><priority>0.8</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Sauces_c_10.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>weekly</changefreq><priority>0.8</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Hot-Sauces_c_11.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>weekly</changefreq><priority>0.8</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Reel-Heat_c_12.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>weekly</changefreq><priority>0.8</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Gift-Shop_c_13.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>weekly</changefreq><priority>0.8</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Conch-Chowder_p_9.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq><priority>0.5</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Island-Jerk-Meatloaf_p_10.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq><priority>0.5</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Jicama-and-Corn-Fruit-Salad_p_11.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq><priority>0.5</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Tomatillo-and-Swiss-Cheese-Enchiladas_p_12.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq><priority>0.5</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Key-Lime-Cheesecake_p_13.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq><priority>0.5</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Seafood-Bisque_p_14.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq><priority>0.5</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/About-Us_ep_7.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq><priority>0.3</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/In-Your-Neighborhood_ep_40.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq><priority>0.3</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Serving-Suggestions_ep_42.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq><priority>0.3</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Storage_ep_43.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq><priority>0.3</priority></url><url><loc>http://docksidemarket.3dcartstores.com/Wholesale_ep_45.html</loc><lastmod>2011-09-21</lastmod><changefreq>monthly</changefreq><priority>0.3</priority></url></urlset>
</textarea>
</fieldset>

</body>
</html>

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by:egoselfaxis
ID: 36580389
leakim971 - yes -- I am ok with the table rows/cells.  All I need from the xml file are the urls, really.

Thanks,
- Yvan

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by:leakim971
ID: 36580576
the XML is hosted on a different website than your page?
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by:egoselfaxis
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No it is not - it is on the same site.

- Yvan
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leakim971 earned 500 total points
ID: 36580962
Ok put this in the body where you want to see the url :
<div id="urls"></div>
<script type="text/javascript" language="javascript">

	var xmlhttp;
	if(window.XMLHttpRequest) xmlhttp = new XMLHttpRequest();else xmlhttp = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
	xmlhttp.onreadystatechange = function() {
		if(xmlhttp.readyState==4 && xmlhttp.status==200) {

	    	loc = xmlhttp.responseXML.documentElement.getElementsByTagName("loc");
	    	for(i=0;i<loc.length;i++) {
		    	document.getElementById("urls").appendChild(document.createTextNode( loc[i].firstChild.nodeValue ));
		    	document.getElementById("urls").appendChild(document.createElement("br"));
	    	}
	    	document.getElementById("urls").innerHTML = table;
	    }	    
	}
	xmlhttp.open("GET", "sitemap.xml", true);
	xmlhttp.send(null);

</script>

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by:egoselfaxis
ID: 36582445
That worked for me - thanks!

- Yvan
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