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Use AJAX to get an RSS Feed
Language:   Client Side - JavaScript
Author:   Jon Lokken
Date:   2-26-2008

Description: View Example
This show how you can use AJAX to retrieve an RSS feed from an ASP page.  This page shows the client page JavaScript portion with cross browser compatibility.

  <script type="text/javascript">
    function ajaxFunction() {
      document.getElementById("time2").innerHTML="Getting Yahoo RSS Feed Now...";
      var xmlHttp;
      try {
        // Firefox, Opera 8.0+, Safari
        xmlHttp=new XMLHttpRequest();
        //alert("You are using IE 7.0, Firefox, Opera 8.0+, or Safari!");
      } catch (e) {
      // Internet Explorer
      try {
        xmlHttp=new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.XMLHTTP");
        //alert("You are using IE 6.0 +with MSXML12.XMLHTTP");
      } catch (e) {
      try {
        xmlHttp=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
        //alert("You are using IE 5.5+ with XMLHTTP");
      } catch (e) {
        alert("Your browser does not support AJAX!");
        return false;

  xmlHttp.onreadystatechange=function() {
  * 0=The request is not initialized
  * 1=The request has been set up
  * 2=The request has been sent
  * 3=The request is in process
  * 4=The time request is complete

  <form name="myForm">
    <input type="button" value="Get RSS Feed >>" name="B1" onclick="ajaxFunction();"></form>
    <span id="time2"></span>

Feel free to use this code I have written.  I take no responsibility for this code working, imply no warranty as to it's validity, and will not be held liable if you decide to try it.  I am only trying to help out others so they don't have to struggle with the same problems as me...

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