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Classic ASP XML Using ASP 3 and XML. See also the XML category for more XML discussions not relating to ASP. NOT for ASP.NET 1.0, 1.1, or 2.0
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 12:22 AM
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Default ASP wrapper for XML?

Im programming in classic ASP.

I have an xml string that I have to parse and eventually insert into the fields into a database. What is the most efficient way to get access to elements of an XML string?

For instance, I'd like to implement something like this:


for x=0 to MyNode.size
Response.Write MyNode(5).("FirstName") & MyNode(5).("LastName")

I am currently using XMLDOM, however it takes a long time to iterate the children of the node. Perhaps there is a solution I can buy or get free on the internet?
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With classic ASP you usually use MSXML for XML parsing. MSXML since version 3 (which is installed anywhere where IE 6 or later is installed) supports XPath 1.0 with methods like selectNodes and selectSingleNode.
On most systems you will nowadays also find MSXML 6 as it is part of the OS since Windows XP SP 3 and Vista I think.
I guess you are already using MSXML when you say "I am currently using XMLDOM".
As for the performance issue, you could check whether MSXML 6 performs better than MSXML 3 for your queries.
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