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  <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
          <title>IE XML DOM Example</title>
          <script type="text/javascript">
          function createXMLDOM() {
              var arrSignatures = ["MSXML2.DOMDocument.5.0", "MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0",
                                   "MSXML2.DOMDocument.3.0", "MSXML2.DOMDocument",
              for (var i=0; i < arrSignatures.length; i++) {
                  try {
                      var oXmlDom = new ActiveXObject(arrSignatures[i]);
                      return oXmlDom;
                  } catch (oError) {
              throw new Error("MSXML not installed on your system.");           
          <p>This example loads an XML file <em>asynchronously</em>.</p>
          <script type="text/javascript">
              var oXmlDom = createXMLDOM();
              oXmlDom.async = true;
              oXmlDom.onreadystatechange = function () {
                  if (oXmlDom.readyState == 4) {
                      alert("Tag name of the root element is " + oXmlDom.documentElement.tagName);
                      alert("The root element has this many children: " + oXmlDom.documentElement.childNodes.length);

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