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Looking for guidance on calling a live feed

kimbere
Hi folks. I'm a non-developer with just enough JavaScript knowledge to get me into trouble. I've got an application question and I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

My organization has access to a live XML data feed from weather.com that we are going to use to post weather on our website. (I know there are other weather feeds; for reasons I won't go into I have to work with weather.com). Basically, I want to create a 300x300 box for our homepage that calls data from about half-a-dozen fields -- temperature, wind speed, etc -- and pulls in the appropriate weather.com icon (clouds for "Cloudy", etc).

What I'd like to know is, can this kind of app be created just using JavaScript? (Creating it is beyond me, I just want to make sure I'm on the right track).

Thanks!

Kim
May 25 '07 #1
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dmjpro
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Welcome toTSDN.

I think u better to ask it in JAVA Forum.
do u know the URL class????

kind regards.
dmjpro.
May 25 '07 #2
pbmods
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Heya, Kim. Welcome to TSDN!

Hi folks. I'm a non-developer with just enough JavaScript knowledge to get me into trouble.
Good. You have what it takes to be the world's best JavaScript programmer :)

(I know there are other weather feeds; for reasons I won't go into I have to work with weather.com)
You must post to worsethanfailure a lot.

What I'd like to know is, can this kind of app be created just using JavaScript? (Creating it is beyond me, I just want to make sure I'm on the right track).
The short answer is, 'Yes.' The long answer involves getting into some of that trouble that you have a penchant for :)

Using AJAX, you make an asynchronous request to Weather.com and grab the feed. You then parse it using your favorite XML library (such as Sarissa) and generate new content for the weather box on your site using DOM.
May 25 '07 #3
I haven't posted to worsethanfailure.com before, but it looks like I should :) Thanks for your answer -- it's very helpful.

Best,

Kim
May 25 '07 #4

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