New QRZ XML Interface Spec - 1.12

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  1. AA7BQ

    AA7BQ QRZ Founder Administrator QRZ Page

    A new draft specification is available for the 1.12 version of our XML interface.

    See http://www.qrz.com/XML/specifications.1.12.html

    Also note that two sample programs written in C# and Visual Basic have been made available for download, with source!

    These programs are compatible with the 1.12. spec and can be tested by connecting to:

    http://www.qrz.com/dxml/xml.pl

    We would like to move the new version online ASAP. It is forward compatible with the current version, however, in some preliminary testing I noticed that several sites using the XML data started failing.

    I don't know how these sites are parsing the XML but they need to make sure that unknown fields are ignored, and that known fields may arrive in any order, or may be absent. Most XML parsing libraries take care of this implicitly. If you're hand-parsing the XML then you should look into using a library method.

    The new reference source code can be downloaded freely at: http://www.qrz.com/XML/index.html


    -fred
     
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