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    I tried to use webmerge with XML file but it doesn't seem to work.

    Anyone knows how to flatten a XML file so it can be used with webmerge?

    Is there any way to create static html pages with and xml feed? What is required to do that?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by womanht:
    I tried to use webmerge with XML file but it doesn't seem to work.

    Anyone knows how to flatten a XML file so it can be used with webmerge?

    Is there any way to create static html pages with and xml feed? What is required to do that?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    You're right: WebMerge currently handles just about any tabular data, but does not currently handle XML formats.

    I would be interested in seeing what I could do to support XML directly in the future. The challenge is that there are so many XML formats with varying degrees of complexity thjat it's difficult to arrive at one interface for handling them all.

    I have code for handling RSS, which will likely find its way into v2.3 ot 2.5. If you could point me to an example of the XML format you're working with I'd love to see what I could do to support it.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by womanht:
    Is there any way to create static html pages with and xml feed? What is required to do that?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    If you are comfortable coding scripts yourself, here's a couple of references for you:
    my post in this thread has a reference to building static html pages using php at regular intervals.
    You can use something like this class to extract data from your xml file into an array tree to use with something like above.

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    Thanks. Looks like PHP knowledge is a must. Steep learning curve again.

    Actually I was hoping to find some free tools that allows you to convert and XML file to a tab delimited text file.

    Something like ms access 2002 that is able to import an XML file and export as a text tab delimited file.. But without that high price.

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    Have you tried OpenOffice.org? It can import more formats than you can shake a stick at, and it's own internal file formats are XML-based.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by womanht:
    Thanks. Looks like PHP knowledge is a must. Steep learning curve again.

    Actually I was hoping to find some free tools that allows you to convert and XML file to a tab delimited text file.

    Something like ms access 2002 that is able to import an XML file and export as a text tab delimited file.. But without that high price.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I'd be happy to look into ways I can support that file format directly. But to be honest, if it translates easily into a simple row-and column delimited format, the vendor's choice to use XML is overkill. Do they have a version of their feed available in a common delimited format? If not, please send me a sample and I'll see what I can do.


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    Thanks Richard,

    I just emailed my merchant for permission to send you their actual xml feed.

    If I get the ok from them, I'll email it to you.

    It belongs to them and not me, so I need their permission before sending it to you.

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    Richard,

    The merchant has given me permission to send you their xml feed.

    Please check your email.

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