I am a new guy, and only learn to program as little as possible. I have been programming since the early 1970's and have written many programs in C. By the time I construct things in my head, it is like pulling fingernails to actually write the code. That said:

I want to use javascript to create item links. I want to use the item numbers to get the information needed from an XML object. Here is an example of the XML object that I can query:


I need to get at least the item's name and quality id into my own variables (preferably javascript variables) that can be used to create links like the one below the "Under Construction" sign on this page:


That is a link to the item queried by the xml link above.

How do I go about setting a variable to capture the XML values? Or, must I use Perl or some other CGI method for this page construction?