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    error checking XML file??

    I've got an XML file that I've loaded into Flash using the code:

    objXML = new XML();
    objXML.ignoreWhite = true;
    objXML.onLoad = parseXMLData;
    objXML.load("data.xml");

    The parseXMLData code:

    function parseXMLData(success) {
    if (success) {
    //goes through each node and builds an array of objects for use
    }
    }

    Everything works fine when the XML is as it is suppose to be (well formed).

    How do I check if the XML file is well formed before I use it? I want to trap bad files from coming in so that I can show an error message detailing what's wrong with the XML file.

    Please help.

    Thanks.

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    How bad is bad? valid XML but not what you are expecting or are you talking about when someone saves a picture and names it .xml. Flash will handle the latter, you will have to code for the former.

    Thanks

    Luke
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    Bad meaning missing brackets in the tags, missing end tags, etc. How do I code to check this?

    Thanks!

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    Typically flash won't parse the code, success variable in your parseXMLData function will be false.

    Flash is lenient with some things in XML that I know Java parsers will stop on (multiple root tags being one of them that flash accepts), but will stop for really badly formed xml.
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