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RE: saving xml in javascript

From: "Interesting comments.. :D"<juventus8537@-----.--->
Date: 3/9/2007 12:55:00 PM

> Hi all. I have the following problem. I have an xml file, while I will
> list below and I am trying to add nodes to the xml document based on
> user input to a form.
> The XML doc is ...
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <board>
>     <message>
>         <author> Author One </author>
>         <comment> This is the first test comment </comment>
>     </message>
>     <message>
>         <author> Author Two </author>
>         <comment> This is the second test comment </comment>
>     </message>
>     <message>
>         <author> Author Three </author>
>         <comment> This is the third test comment </comment>
>     </message>
> </board>
> The code I have to insert a new node is ....
> <script type="text/javascript">
>        var xmlDoc;
>        var xmlObj;
>        var author;
>        var comment;
>        var message;
>        function loadXMLDoc() {
>            xmlDoc = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM");
>            xmlDoc.async="false";
>            xmlDoc.load("Guestbook.xml");
>            xmlObj=xmlDoc.documentElement;
>            processInput();
>          }
>          function processInput() {
>         var new_message=xmlDoc.createElement('message');
>         var new_author=xmlDoc.createElement('author');
>         var new_comment=xmlDoc.createElement('comment');
>         var new_author_text=new_author.createTextNode('author test
> works');
>         var new_comment_text=new_comment.createTextNode('comment test
> works');
>         new_message.appendChild(new_author);
>         new_message.appendChild(new_comment);
>         xmlObj.appendChild(new_message);
>        }
> </script>
> Currently when I execute this is makes no change whatsoever to the xml
> file. What I expected was to open the xml doc manually and see 4 child
> nodes of the root instead of 3 as shown above in the xml listing. Any
> thoughts or ideas on what I'm doing wrong?
> Also of note is the above code is in the head section of a JSP file.
> Just using JSP instead of HTML file but no jsp code is actually in the
> file, just html.
> Thanks,
> Charles

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