Ha ha, I'm so used to "html" instead of "htm".  :-)

It have been my thought that I write a script as a post method to send data
to the server then have hte PHP webserver do the dirty work.  I haven't
figure out how to get PHP to put in the xml stuffs into the data and send it
to the credit bureau.  The documentation said the data need to be in XML
format when sending and receiving the data.  Before, I use the serial stream
of data with the format setting according to the guideline in the manual I
got from the credit bureau.

Well, we don't want the customer to access that credit bureau site since
they aren't a programmer, just somebody who want to see the inquiries.  Lots
of them don't know how to use SSLs.  It doesn't seem to be a good idea to
create a software and give it to the customers.  Also, throught the server
can I be able to tell if the data is a hit or not a hit, whether the add-on
stuffs being used or not, etc.  The person name in the inquiry, all
together, would I be able to put into the database for billing purpose.


"Analysis & Solutions" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 12:33:19PM -0400, Scott Fletcher wrote:
> > I read the useful document about XML in PHP on
> > http://www.analysisandsolutions.com/code/phpxml.html.
> Thanks.  But, you mean:
>   http://www.analysisandsolutions.com/code/phpxml.htm
> > I had to write XML
> > stuffs on the client-side with the build-in XML request and it doesn't
> > sense that the client brower should be communicating to credit bureau
> > network without going to my company's PHP webserver to that credit
> Programs do what you tell them to do.  If you write something on the
> client and then tell it to get data from (or send data to) the credit
> bureau, why would you expect it to communicate with your server?
> If you want it to send/receive from your server, then you need to tell the
> program to do that.
> Also, PHP is a server side language, so, if you wrote something client
> side, what language did you write it in and you might be better off asking
> on a list for that language.
> > So, it meant I have to use the post request that would send the data to
> > company's PHP webserver and somehow convert it into xml and send it to
> > credit bureau by cURL.  Is there a way to do that??
> Sure.  Make an HTML form on your server where users type in the input.
> You need to then design a script that handles the data the users submit.
> I don't know how you want the data formatted nor how data gets submitted
> to your credit bureau, so I can't state anything specific on the remaining
> steps.
> Anyway, when you're writing your HTML form in the first step, the action
> attribute in the <form> tag should lead to that second script you made.
> --Dan
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