www.webdeveloper.com
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Firefox Issue: XML brought in by Javascript coming up as null and undefined

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    20

    Question Firefox Issue: XML brought in by Javascript coming up as null and undefined

    I'm relatively new to Javascript, I've worked in Actionscript 3.0 so I kinda have the hang of syntax, but I'm having an issue with my code working in firefox.

    Code:
    function loadXML()
    {    
    	var article = "clientInformation.xml"
    	// Load XML from a file on the web server
    	if (window.ActiveXObject)
    	{
    		xmlDoc = new ActiveXObject('Microsoft.XMLDOM');
    		xmlDoc.async="false";
    		while (xmlDoc.readyState != 4) {} // readyState will be set to 4 when the document is loaded
    		xmlDoc.load(article);
    		displayXML();
    	}
    	else if (document.implementation && document.implementation.createDocument) // Broken
    	{
    		xmlDoc = document.implementation.createDocument("","",null);
    		xmlDoc.async="false";
    		xmlDoc.onload = displayXML();
    		xmlDoc.load(article);
    		alert("Is this happening?");
    	}
    	
    } 
    
    //on first load
    function displayXML()
    {
    	document.getElementById("writeup_container").innerHTML = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("company").item(0).text;
    	
    	imageURL = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("company")[0].attributes.getNamedItem("image").text;
     	document.getElementById("image_container").innerHTML = "<img src=\"images/ClientSites/" + imageURL + "\"/>"
    }
    So I have an XML file with information that I want displaying in specific DIVs but when I run it in Firefox The Alert isn't even appearing at one point I had another else alerting if the page couldn't support the script but it wasn't appearing in firefox either.

    The Error I'm getting was:
    Error: xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("company").item(0) is null
    Line: 34
    Code:
    document.getElementById("writeup_container").innerHTML = xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName("company").item(0).text;
    So there's my problem, any help would be apprecieated, I'm not a hardcore coder so any code please explain what it does <3

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    20
    The issue has been resolved for the most part I had to change the .text to .getAttribute("name");

    and add this function to the loading of XML in firefox
    Code:
    function loop() {
    	if (document.getElementById("writeup_container").innerHTML == "")
    		setTimeout("displayXML()",1000);
    }

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
HTML5 Development Center

"

"

X vBulletin 4.2.2 Debug Information

  • Page Generation 0.13051 seconds
  • Memory Usage 2,842KB
  • Queries Executed 15 (?)
More Information
Template Usage (33):
  • (1)SHOWTHREAD
  • (1)ad_footer_end
  • (1)ad_footer_start
  • (1)ad_global_above_footer
  • (1)ad_global_below_navbar
  • (1)ad_global_header1
  • (1)ad_global_header2
  • (1)ad_navbar_below
  • (1)ad_showthread_firstpost_sig
  • (1)ad_showthread_firstpost_start
  • (1)ad_thread_first_post_content
  • (1)ad_thread_last_post_content
  • (3)bbcode_code
  • (1)footer
  • (1)forumjump
  • (1)forumrules
  • (1)gobutton
  • (1)header
  • (1)headinclude
  • (1)headinclude_bottom
  • (2)memberaction_dropdown
  • (1)navbar
  • (4)navbar_link
  • (1)navbar_moderation
  • (1)navbar_noticebit
  • (1)navbar_tabs
  • (2)option
  • (2)postbit
  • (2)postbit_onlinestatus
  • (2)postbit_wrapper
  • (1)spacer_close
  • (1)spacer_open
  • (1)tagbit_wrapper 

Phrase Groups Available (6):
  • global
  • inlinemod
  • postbit
  • posting
  • reputationlevel
  • showthread
Included Files (26):
  • ./showthread.php
  • ./global.php
  • ./includes/class_bootstrap.php
  • ./includes/init.php
  • ./includes/class_core.php
  • ./includes/config.php
  • ./includes/functions.php
  • ./includes/functions_navigation.php
  • ./includes/class_friendly_url.php
  • ./includes/class_hook.php
  • ./includes/class_bootstrap_framework.php
  • ./vb/vb.php
  • ./vb/phrase.php
  • ./includes/functions_facebook.php
  • ./includes/functions_calendar.php
  • ./includes/functions_bigthree.php
  • ./includes/class_postbit.php
  • ./includes/class_bbcode.php
  • ./includes/functions_reputation.php
  • ./includes/functions_notice.php
  • ./packages/vbattach/attach.php
  • ./vb/types.php
  • ./vb/cache.php
  • ./vb/cache/db.php
  • ./vb/cache/observer/db.php
  • ./vb/cache/observer.php 

Hooks Called (73):
  • init_startup
  • friendlyurl_resolve_class
  • init_startup_session_setup_start
  • database_pre_fetch_array
  • database_post_fetch_array
  • init_startup_session_setup_complete
  • global_bootstrap_init_start
  • global_bootstrap_init_complete
  • cache_permissions
  • fetch_postinfo_query
  • fetch_postinfo
  • fetch_threadinfo_query
  • fetch_threadinfo
  • fetch_foruminfo
  • load_show_variables
  • load_forum_show_variables
  • global_state_check
  • global_bootstrap_complete
  • global_start
  • style_fetch
  • global_setup_complete
  • showthread_start
  • showthread_getinfo
  • strip_bbcode
  • friendlyurl_clean_fragment
  • friendlyurl_geturl
  • forumjump
  • cache_templates
  • cache_templates_process
  • template_register_var
  • template_render_output
  • fetch_template_start
  • fetch_template_complete
  • parse_templates
  • fetch_musername
  • notices_check_start
  • notices_noticebit
  • process_templates_complete
  • friendlyurl_redirect_canonical
  • showthread_post_start
  • showthread_query_postids
  • showthread_query
  • bbcode_fetch_tags
  • bbcode_create
  • showthread_postbit_create
  • postbit_factory
  • postbit_display_start
  • postbit_imicons
  • bbcode_parse_start
  • bbcode_parse_complete_precache
  • bbcode_parse_complete
  • postbit_display_complete
  • memberaction_dropdown
  • tag_fetchbit
  • tag_fetchbit_complete
  • forumrules
  • navbits
  • navbits_complete
  • build_navigation_data
  • build_navigation_array
  • check_navigation_permission
  • process_navigation_links_start
  • process_navigation_links_complete
  • set_navigation_menu_element
  • build_navigation_menudata
  • build_navigation_listdata
  • build_navigation_list
  • set_navigation_tab_main
  • set_navigation_tab_fallback
  • navigation_tab_complete
  • fb_like_button
  • showthread_complete
  • page_templates