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    Thumbs up [resolved] Desperate AJAX question

    Edit: I didn't figure out what was wrong with my code, but I found a different script that works. Still, if anyone can tell me my error here, it would be appreciated!

    AUUUUUGH! I've been working on this simple script FOREVER and I finally got it work but then something happened on my computer and I lost it and now I have to start over. And now I'm lost on the simplest part of it!

    external JS:
    var xmlDoc; //pass a variable to be used later
    if (window.ActiveXObject) // Code for IE:
    	xmlDoc=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM");
    	xmlDoc.load("forum.xml"); // Path to the forum
    else if (document.implementation && document.implementation.createDocument) // code for Mozilla, Firefox, 
    Opera, etc.
    	xmlDoc.load("forum.xml"); // Path to the forum
    	alert('Browser error!\nYour browser is too old for this forum to parse the database.\nTo fix this 
    problem, upgrade to a new browser.'); //Message if browser doesnt support AJAX

    <script src="func.js">
    <form name="register">
    Username: <input type="text" value="admin" name="username"><br>
    Password: <input type="password" value="admin" name="password"><br>
    Password Verification: <input type="password" value="admin" name="passwordVerification"><br>
    XML file forum.xml:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <excalo users="hello there">
    I'm just trying to get an alert with the value of the users attribute. I've rewritten this code sooo much trying to get it to work, I think my mind is numb and is probably a simply solution but I just can't figure it out!

    The error I'm getting in firefox is:
    xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("excalo")[0] has no properties
    The same thing happens when I try to get an alert of the "tester" element.
    Edit: Except, it says
    xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("tester")[0] has no properties
    Last edited by binaryWeapon; 11-22-2007 at 06:43 PM. Reason: Problem Resolved


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