I have a problem with the following code, which dsplays and updates from an XML file every 60 seconds. When refreshing, it periodically generates an error while accessing the xml data.

I used 'document.write(xml.parseError.url)' which pointed to the xml file as the problem. The xml file is sent to the server by FTP from another source. I suspect that the conflict may be from the Refresh attempt being blocked as the file is being updated from the external source.

I had a thought of getting the xml provider to add an 'ok.txt' file to their transfer, delete as 1st step, send xml, then send ok.txt again. Mean while, my script starts with a conditional 'if' that looks for the ok.txt prior to execution.

Am I on the right track here, and if so ...... HELP

Thanks in advance for any help.

<META Http-Equiv="refresh" CONTENT="60">
<link rel="stylesheet" href="../score.css">
<link href="../score.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">

<script type="text/javascript">
var xml = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM")
xml.async = false

var xsl = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLDOM")
xsl.async = false