heres the problem... I've tried a few different things and have failed, was wondering if any knew how to do this. Thank you in advance




and the code ( i will put code for one of the xml files at bottom)...
<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "utf-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">

<!-- Fig. 15.8: PullImagesOntoPage.html -->
<!-- Image catalog that uses Ajax to request XML data asynchronously. -->
<html xmlns = "http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title> Pulling Images onto the Page </title>
<style type = "text/css">
td { padding: 4px }
img { border: 1px solid black }
</style>
<script type = "text/javascript" language = "Javascript">
var asyncRequest; // variable to hold XMLHttpRequest object

// set up and send the asynchronous request to the XML file
function getImages( url )
{
// attempt to create the XMLHttpRequest and make the request
try
{
asyncRequest = new XMLHttpRequest(); // create request object

// register event handler
asyncRequest.onreadystatechange = processResponse;
asyncRequest.open( 'GET', url, true ); // prepare the request
asyncRequest.send( null ); // send the request
} // end try
catch ( exception )
{
alert( 'Request Failed' );
} // end catch
} // end function getImages

// parses the XML response; dynamically creates a table using DOM and
// populates it with the response data; displays the table on the page
function processResponse()
{
// if request completed successfully and responseXML is non-null
if ( asyncRequest.readyState == 4 && asyncRequest.status == 200 &&
asyncRequest.responseXML )
{
clearTable(); // prepare to display a new set of images

// get the covers from the responseXML
var covers = asyncRequest.responseXML.getElementsByTagName(
"cover" )

// get base URL for the images
var baseUrl = asyncRequest.responseXML.getElementsByTagName(
"baseurl" ).item( 0 ).firstChild.nodeValue;

// get the placeholder div element named covers
var output = document.getElementById( "covers" );

// create a table to display the images
var imageTable = document.createElement( 'table' );

// create the table's body
var tableBody = document.createElement( 'tbody' );

var rowCount = 0; // tracks number of images in current row
var imageRow = document.createElement( "tr" ); // create row

// place images in row
for ( var i = 0; i < covers.length; i++ )
{
var cover = covers.item( i ); // get a cover from covers array

// get the image filename
var image = cover.getElementsByTagName( "image" ).
item( 0 ).firstChild.nodeValue;

// create table cell and img element to display the image
var imageCell = document.createElement( "td" );
var imageTag = document.createElement( "img" );

// set img element's src attribute
imageTag.setAttribute( "src", baseUrl + escape( image ) );
imageCell.appendChild( imageTag ); // place img in cell
imageRow.appendChild( imageCell ); // place cell in row
rowCount++; // increment number of images in row

// if there are 6 images in the row, append the row to
// table and start a new row
if ( rowCount == 6 && i + 1 < covers.length )
{
tableBody.appendChild( imageRow );
imageRow = document.createElement( "tr" );
rowCount = 0;
} // end if statement
} // end for statement

tableBody.appendChild( imageRow ); // append row to table body
imageTable.appendChild( tableBody ); // append body to table
output.appendChild( imageTable ); // append table to covers div
} // end if
} // end function processResponse

// deletes the data in the table.
function clearTable()
{
document.getElementById( "covers" ).innerHTML = '';
}// end function clearTable
</script>
</head>
<body>
<input type = "radio" checked = "unchecked" name ="Books" value = "all"
onclick = 'getImages( "all.xml" )'/> All Books
<input type = "radio" checked = "unchecked"
name = "Books" value = "simply"
onclick = 'getImages( "simply.xml" )'/> Simply Books
<input type = "radio" checked = "unchecked"
name = "Books" value = "howto"
onclick = 'getImages( "howto.xml" )'/> How to Program Books
<input type = "radio" checked = "unchecked"
name = "Books" value = "dotnet"
onclick = 'getImages( "dotnet.xml" )'/> .NET Books
<input type = "radio" checked = "unchecked"
name = "Books" value = "javaccpp"
onclick = 'getImages( "javaccpp.xml" )'/> Java, C, C++ Books
<input type = "radio" checked = "checked" name = "Books" value = "none"
onclick = 'clearTable()'/> None
<br/>
<div id = "covers"></div>
</body>
</html>

xml example...
<?xml version = "1.0"?>
<covers>
<baseurl>http://test.deitel.com/examples/iw3htp4/flex/coverViewer/thumbs/</baseurl>
<cover>
<image>simplycpp.jpg</image>
<title>Simply C++</title>
</cover>
<cover>
<image>simplyvb2005.jpg</image>
<title>Simply VB 2005</title>
</cover>
<cover>
<image>simplyjava.jpg</image>
<title>Simply Java</title>
</cover>
</covers>