Hello,
I am new to javascript coding and and am trying to access an xml doc on the localhost and write its contents to a div. The xml file is not formated as a hierarchical data file unfortunately but rather as html, i.e., <table>, <tr>, <td>, etc. tags. The data I'm trying to get to is in the <td> tags - see code below. So, I'm trying too access the xml doc, "parse" the dom, get to the values in the <td> tags, and write the table of data (from the xml file) to the targetDiv. Right now, nothing is happening when I click the input button, i.e., no errors, etc., nothing happens. Thanks for any help!


<html>
<head>
<title>Ajax at work</title>

<script language = "javascript">
var XMLHttpRequestObject = false;

var txt,x,xx,i;


if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {
XMLHttpRequestObject = new XMLHttpRequest();

} else if (window.ActiveXObject) {

XMLHttpRequestObject = new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
}


function getData(dataSource, divID)
{
if(XMLHttpRequestObject) {
var obj = document.getElementById(divID);
XMLHttpRequestObject.open("GET", dataSource);

XMLHttpRequestObject.onreadystatechange = function()
{
if (XMLHttpRequestObject.readyState == 4 &&
XMLHttpRequestObject.status == 200) {

txt="<table

border='1'><tr><th>Score</th><th>Origin</th><th>Target</th><th>Target

Location</th><th>Purpose</th></tr>";


//document.write("XML document loaded into an XML DOM Object.");

x=xmlhttp.responseXML.documentElement.getElementsByTagName("<TD>");


for (i=0;i<x.length;i++)

{


txt=txt + "<tr>";

xx=x[i].getElementsByTagName("<TD>");

{

try

{

txt=txt + "<td>" + xx[0].firstChild.nodeValue + "</td>";

}

catch (er)

{

txt=txt + "<td> </td>";

}
}

xx=x[i].getElementsByTagName("<td>");

{

try

{

txt=txt + "<td>" + xx[0].firstChild.nodeValue + "</td>";

}

catch (er)

{

txt=txt + "<td> </td>";

}

}

txt=txt + "</tr>";

}

txt=txt + "</table>";
document.getElementById('targetDiv').innerHTML=txt;
}


}
}

XMLHttpRequestObject.send(null);
}
}
</script>
</head>

<body>


<H1>Fetching data...</H1>

<form>
<input type = "button" value = "Display Message"
onclick = "getData('http://localhost/IIQ/out_RSS_example2.xml', 'targetDiv')">
</form>

<div id="targetDiv">
<p>The fetched data will go here.</p>
</div>


</body>
</html>