Wo5 + Xml + Com

msenefsky

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Greetings all...

I need to interface with a legacy system using COM. The COM Objects receive or send XML. Is it possible to access the XML as delivered from the COM Object as a data source? How about an XML file? How?
 

fchang

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Hmm. If the system uses COM to send XML, it cannot be that much of a legacy, is it? :)

In any case, the perfect way to do this would be to use SOAP:

1. Write VB or C++ program/component to run on the legacy system to intercept the outgoing COM call that is sending the XML

2. Wrap the XML in SOAP envelope.

3. Have it then open an HTTP connection to the MacOS X box and send the XML over as HTTP/POST

Of course you'll need either a Web server or a socket listener that understands HTTP/POST to get the actual XML out.

 

msenefsky

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Thanks fchang...

I was interested in a WebObjects 5 based solution. Any experience with that?

Mark
 
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