Parsing text into web page table entries?

Discussion in 'ASP General' started by .:mmac:., May 23, 2005.

  1. .:mmac:.

    .:mmac:. Guest

    I have a bunch of files (Playlist files for media player) and I am trying to
    create an automatically generated web page that includes the last 20 or 30
    of these files. The files are created every week and are named XX-XX-XX.ASX
    where the X's represent the date i.e. 05-22-05.asx
    The files are a specific format and will always contain tags like the
    following:
    <TITLE>My media file title</TITLE>
    <AUTHOR>Media file author</AUTHOR>
    <Ref href = "mms://media.mydomainname.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    I would like to parse these files for the info in the tags, Title, Author,
    and Date and then add them to a table on a web page, but I have had no luck
    creating the parsing on my own. Can anyone give me a good start in the right
    direction using vbscript to get this going.
    I especially have trouble pulling the date out since it is at the end of a
    tag.. Though I suppose the filename could be used if that could be converted
    into a properly formatted date i.e. May 1, 2005
    Help?
     
    .:mmac:., May 23, 2005
    #1
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  2. .:mmac:.

    Mark Schupp Guest

    Your input files appear to be in XML format. If that is the case then use
    the MSXML parser. Unfortunately I don't have any sample code handy. But if
    your input is XML let us know and I am sure that someone will be able to get
    you started.

    --
    Mark Schupp



    ".:mmac:." <lost@sea> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I have a bunch of files (Playlist files for media player) and I am trying

    to
    > create an automatically generated web page that includes the last 20 or 30
    > of these files. The files are created every week and are named

    XX-XX-XX.ASX
    > where the X's represent the date i.e. 05-22-05.asx
    > The files are a specific format and will always contain tags like the
    > following:
    > <TITLE>My media file title</TITLE>
    > <AUTHOR>Media file author</AUTHOR>
    > <Ref href = "mms://media.mydomainname.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    > I would like to parse these files for the info in the tags, Title, Author,
    > and Date and then add them to a table on a web page, but I have had no

    luck
    > creating the parsing on my own. Can anyone give me a good start in the

    right
    > direction using vbscript to get this going.
    > I especially have trouble pulling the date out since it is at the end of a
    > tag.. Though I suppose the filename could be used if that could be

    converted
    > into a properly formatted date i.e. May 1, 2005
    > Help?
    >
    >
     
    Mark Schupp, May 23, 2005
    #2
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  3. .:mmac:.

    .:mmac:. Guest

    It's the windows media player playlist format, MS says:
    "Advanced Stream Redirector (ASX) files are based on the Extensible Markup
    Language (XML) syntax".
    From this page
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/d...t/html/_wcesdk_asx_asx_elements_reference.asp
    the page is for winCE but the syntax is the same as I am using.
    Meanwhile I'll look into MSXML Parser...
    thanks



    "Mark Schupp" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Your input files appear to be in XML format. If that is the case then use
    > the MSXML parser. Unfortunately I don't have any sample code handy. But if
    > your input is XML let us know and I am sure that someone will be able to
    > get
    > you started.
    >
    > --
    > Mark Schupp
    >
    >
    >
    > ".:mmac:." <lost@sea> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> I have a bunch of files (Playlist files for media player) and I am trying

    > to
    >> create an automatically generated web page that includes the last 20 or
    >> 30
    >> of these files. The files are created every week and are named

    > XX-XX-XX.ASX
    >> where the X's represent the date i.e. 05-22-05.asx
    >> The files are a specific format and will always contain tags like the
    >> following:
    >> <TITLE>My media file title</TITLE>
    >> <AUTHOR>Media file author</AUTHOR>
    >> <Ref href = "mms://media.mydomainname.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    >> I would like to parse these files for the info in the tags, Title,
    >> Author,
    >> and Date and then add them to a table on a web page, but I have had no

    > luck
    >> creating the parsing on my own. Can anyone give me a good start in the

    > right
    >> direction using vbscript to get this going.
    >> I especially have trouble pulling the date out since it is at the end of
    >> a
    >> tag.. Though I suppose the filename could be used if that could be

    > converted
    >> into a properly formatted date i.e. May 1, 2005
    >> Help?
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    .:mmac:., May 23, 2005
    #3
  4. ".:mmac:." <lost@sea> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a bunch of files (Playlist files for media player) and I am trying
    >to create an automatically generated web page that includes the last 20 or
    >30 of these files. The files are created every week and are named
    >XX-XX-XX.ASX where the X's represent the date i.e. 05-22-05.asx
    > The files are a specific format and will always contain tags like the
    > following:
    > <TITLE>My media file title</TITLE>
    > <AUTHOR>Media file author</AUTHOR>
    > <Ref href = "mms://media.mydomainname.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    > I would like to parse these files for the info in the tags, Title, Author,
    > and Date and then add them to a table on a web page, but I have had no
    > luck creating the parsing on my own. Can anyone give me a good start in
    > the right direction using vbscript to get this going.
    > I especially have trouble pulling the date out since it is at the end of a
    > tag.. Though I suppose the filename could be used if that could be
    > converted into a properly formatted date i.e. May 1, 2005
    > Help?


    Here's a proof of concept using the MSXML Parser

    [ShowASX.asp]
    <%
    CONST PATH = "<<ASX DIRECTORY>>"
    Dim xslt, xsl, proc, xml, fso, fld, fc, f
    Set xsl = CreateObject("MSXML2.FreeThreadedDOMDocument.4.0")
    xsl.Load Server.MapPath("asx2html.xsl")
    Set xslt = CreateObject("MSXML2.XSLTemplate.4.0")
    Set xslt.stylesheet = xsl
    Set proc = xslt.createProcessor()
    Set xml = CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0")

    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set fld = fso.GetFolder(PATH)
    Set fc = fld.Files

    Response.Write "<table border='1'>"
    For Each f In fc
    If Right(f.Name,4) = ".asx" Then
    xml.Load Server.MapPath(f.Name)
    proc.input = xml
    proc.Transform
    Response.Write proc.output
    End If
    Next
    Response.Write "</table>"

    Set f = Nothing
    Set fc = Nothing
    Set fld = Nothing
    Set xml = Nothing
    Set proc = Nothing
    Set xslt = Nothing
    Set xsl = Nothing
    %>

    [asx2html.xsl]
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
    xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
    <xsl:eek:utput method="html" version="4.0" indent="yes"/>
    <xsl:template match="Asx">
    <xsl:apply-templates select="Entry"/>
    </xsl:template>
    <xsl:template match="Entry">
    <tr>
    <td><xsl:value-of select="Title"/></td>
    <td><xsl:value-of select="Author"/></td>
    <td>
    <xsl:call-template name="String2Date">
    <xsl:with-param name="s"
    select="substring(Ref/@href,string-length(Ref/@href)-11,8)"/>
    </xsl:call-template>
    </td>
    </tr>
    </xsl:template>
    <xsl:template name="String2Date">
    <xsl:param name="s"/>
    <xsl:variable name="m" select="substring($s,1,2)"/>
    <xsl:variable name="d" select="substring($s,4,2)"/>
    <xsl:variable name="y" select="substring($s,7,2)"/>
    <xsl:choose>
    <xsl:when test="$m='01'">January</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='02'">February</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='03'">March</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='04'">April</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='05'">May</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='06'">June</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='07'">July</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='08'">August</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='09'">September</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='10'">October</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='11'">November</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='12'">December</xsl:when>
    </xsl:choose>
    <xsl:value-of select="concat(' ',$d,', ')"/>
    <xsl:choose>
    <xsl:when test="$m &lt; '30'"><xsl:value-of
    select="concat('20',$y)"/></xsl:when>
    <xsl:eek:therwise><xsl:value-of select="concat('19',$y)"/></xsl:eek:therwise>
    </xsl:choose>
    </xsl:template>
    </xsl:stylesheet>


    Notes:
    1. Make sure ShowASX.asp and asx2html.xsl are in the same directory.

    2. In ShowASX.asp, you'll need to replace the MSXML version references to
    whichever version of MSXML you're using, most likely 3.0. So, for example,
    "MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0" becomes "MSXML2.DOMDocument.3.0"

    3. I used a cached template in this scenario since multiple xml files were
    being processed by the same xsl stylesheet. This also has the advantage of
    using a free-threaded xsl document object. As such, the xsl document can be
    safely stored in the application scope which should yield some performance
    benefits if the transformed playlists are to be accessed by multiple users.

    4. Please consider using ISO standard date formats (YYYY-MM-DD).

    HTH
    -Chris Hohmann
     
    Chris Hohmann, May 23, 2005
    #4
  5. .:mmac:.

    .:mmac:. Guest

    Wow... thats deep, and I almost get what you are doing.. almost...
    When I run the page the resulting page source code is only

    <table border='1'></table>

    nothing else.
    I have looked for what could be the problem and can't locate it. No errors
    are reported on screen.
    any idea?


    "Chris Hohmann" <> wrote in message
    news:Ou%23VXF%...
    > ".:mmac:." <lost@sea> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>I have a bunch of files (Playlist files for media player) and I am trying
    >>to create an automatically generated web page that includes the last 20 or
    >>30 of these files. The files are created every week and are named
    >>XX-XX-XX.ASX where the X's represent the date i.e. 05-22-05.asx
    >> The files are a specific format and will always contain tags like the
    >> following:
    >> <TITLE>My media file title</TITLE>
    >> <AUTHOR>Media file author</AUTHOR>
    >> <Ref href = "mms://media.mydomainname.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    >> I would like to parse these files for the info in the tags, Title,
    >> Author, and Date and then add them to a table on a web page, but I have
    >> had no luck creating the parsing on my own. Can anyone give me a good
    >> start in the right direction using vbscript to get this going.
    >> I especially have trouble pulling the date out since it is at the end of
    >> a tag.. Though I suppose the filename could be used if that could be
    >> converted into a properly formatted date i.e. May 1, 2005
    >> Help?

    >
    > Here's a proof of concept using the MSXML Parser
    >
    > [ShowASX.asp]
    > <%
    > CONST PATH = "<<ASX DIRECTORY>>"
    > Dim xslt, xsl, proc, xml, fso, fld, fc, f
    > Set xsl = CreateObject("MSXML2.FreeThreadedDOMDocument.4.0")
    > xsl.Load Server.MapPath("asx2html.xsl")
    > Set xslt = CreateObject("MSXML2.XSLTemplate.4.0")
    > Set xslt.stylesheet = xsl
    > Set proc = xslt.createProcessor()
    > Set xml = CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0")
    >
    > Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    > Set fld = fso.GetFolder(PATH)
    > Set fc = fld.Files
    >
    > Response.Write "<table border='1'>"
    > For Each f In fc
    > If Right(f.Name,4) = ".asx" Then
    > xml.Load Server.MapPath(f.Name)
    > proc.input = xml
    > proc.Transform
    > Response.Write proc.output
    > End If
    > Next
    > Response.Write "</table>"
    >
    > Set f = Nothing
    > Set fc = Nothing
    > Set fld = Nothing
    > Set xml = Nothing
    > Set proc = Nothing
    > Set xslt = Nothing
    > Set xsl = Nothing
    > %>
    >
    > [asx2html.xsl]
    > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    > <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
    > xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
    > <xsl:eek:utput method="html" version="4.0" indent="yes"/>
    > <xsl:template match="Asx">
    > <xsl:apply-templates select="Entry"/>
    > </xsl:template>
    > <xsl:template match="Entry">
    > <tr>
    > <td><xsl:value-of select="Title"/></td>
    > <td><xsl:value-of select="Author"/></td>
    > <td>
    > <xsl:call-template name="String2Date">
    > <xsl:with-param name="s"
    > select="substring(Ref/@href,string-length(Ref/@href)-11,8)"/>
    > </xsl:call-template>
    > </td>
    > </tr>
    > </xsl:template>
    > <xsl:template name="String2Date">
    > <xsl:param name="s"/>
    > <xsl:variable name="m" select="substring($s,1,2)"/>
    > <xsl:variable name="d" select="substring($s,4,2)"/>
    > <xsl:variable name="y" select="substring($s,7,2)"/>
    > <xsl:choose>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='01'">January</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='02'">February</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='03'">March</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='04'">April</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='05'">May</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='06'">June</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='07'">July</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='08'">August</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='09'">September</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='10'">October</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='11'">November</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='12'">December</xsl:when>
    > </xsl:choose>
    > <xsl:value-of select="concat(' ',$d,', ')"/>
    > <xsl:choose>
    > <xsl:when test="$m &lt; '30'"><xsl:value-of
    > select="concat('20',$y)"/></xsl:when>
    > <xsl:eek:therwise><xsl:value-of select="concat('19',$y)"/></xsl:eek:therwise>
    > </xsl:choose>
    > </xsl:template>
    > </xsl:stylesheet>
    >
    >
    > Notes:
    > 1. Make sure ShowASX.asp and asx2html.xsl are in the same directory.
    >
    > 2. In ShowASX.asp, you'll need to replace the MSXML version references to
    > whichever version of MSXML you're using, most likely 3.0. So, for example,
    > "MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0" becomes "MSXML2.DOMDocument.3.0"
    >
    > 3. I used a cached template in this scenario since multiple xml files were
    > being processed by the same xsl stylesheet. This also has the advantage of
    > using a free-threaded xsl document object. As such, the xsl document can
    > be safely stored in the application scope which should yield some
    > performance benefits if the transformed playlists are to be accessed by
    > multiple users.
    >
    > 4. Please consider using ISO standard date formats (YYYY-MM-DD).
    >
    > HTH
    > -Chris Hohmann
    >
     
    .:mmac:., May 24, 2005
    #5
  6. ".:mmac:." <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > "Chris Hohmann" <> wrote in message
    > news:Ou%23VXF%...
    >> ".:mmac:." <lost@sea> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>>I have a bunch of files (Playlist files for media player) and I am trying
    >>>to create an automatically generated web page that includes the last 20
    >>>or 30 of these files. The files are created every week and are named
    >>>XX-XX-XX.ASX where the X's represent the date i.e. 05-22-05.asx
    >>> The files are a specific format and will always contain tags like the
    >>> following:
    >>> <TITLE>My media file title</TITLE>
    >>> <AUTHOR>Media file author</AUTHOR>
    >>> <Ref href = "mms://media.mydomainname.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    >>> I would like to parse these files for the info in the tags, Title,
    >>> Author, and Date and then add them to a table on a web page, but I have
    >>> had no luck creating the parsing on my own. Can anyone give me a good
    >>> start in the right direction using vbscript to get this going.
    >>> I especially have trouble pulling the date out since it is at the end of
    >>> a tag.. Though I suppose the filename could be used if that could be
    >>> converted into a properly formatted date i.e. May 1, 2005
    >>> Help?

    >>
    >> Here's a proof of concept using the MSXML Parser
    >>
    >> [ShowASX.asp]
    >> <%
    >> CONST PATH = "<<ASX DIRECTORY>>"
    >> Dim xslt, xsl, proc, xml, fso, fld, fc, f
    >> Set xsl = CreateObject("MSXML2.FreeThreadedDOMDocument.4.0")
    >> xsl.Load Server.MapPath("asx2html.xsl")
    >> Set xslt = CreateObject("MSXML2.XSLTemplate.4.0")
    >> Set xslt.stylesheet = xsl
    >> Set proc = xslt.createProcessor()
    >> Set xml = CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0")
    >>
    >> Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    >> Set fld = fso.GetFolder(PATH)
    >> Set fc = fld.Files
    >>
    >> Response.Write "<table border='1'>"
    >> For Each f In fc
    >> If Right(f.Name,4) = ".asx" Then
    >> xml.Load Server.MapPath(f.Name)
    >> proc.input = xml
    >> proc.Transform
    >> Response.Write proc.output
    >> End If
    >> Next
    >> Response.Write "</table>"
    >>
    >> Set f = Nothing
    >> Set fc = Nothing
    >> Set fld = Nothing
    >> Set xml = Nothing
    >> Set proc = Nothing
    >> Set xslt = Nothing
    >> Set xsl = Nothing
    >> %>
    >>
    >> [asx2html.xsl]
    >> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    >> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
    >> xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
    >> <xsl:eek:utput method="html" version="4.0" indent="yes"/>
    >> <xsl:template match="Asx">
    >> <xsl:apply-templates select="Entry"/>
    >> </xsl:template>
    >> <xsl:template match="Entry">
    >> <tr>
    >> <td><xsl:value-of select="Title"/></td>
    >> <td><xsl:value-of select="Author"/></td>
    >> <td>
    >> <xsl:call-template name="String2Date">
    >> <xsl:with-param name="s"
    >> select="substring(Ref/@href,string-length(Ref/@href)-11,8)"/>
    >> </xsl:call-template>
    >> </td>
    >> </tr>
    >> </xsl:template>
    >> <xsl:template name="String2Date">
    >> <xsl:param name="s"/>
    >> <xsl:variable name="m" select="substring($s,1,2)"/>
    >> <xsl:variable name="d" select="substring($s,4,2)"/>
    >> <xsl:variable name="y" select="substring($s,7,2)"/>
    >> <xsl:choose>
    >> <xsl:when test="$m='01'">January</xsl:when>
    >> <xsl:when test="$m='02'">February</xsl:when>
    >> <xsl:when test="$m='03'">March</xsl:when>
    >> <xsl:when test="$m='04'">April</xsl:when>
    >> <xsl:when test="$m='05'">May</xsl:when>
    >> <xsl:when test="$m='06'">June</xsl:when>
    >> <xsl:when test="$m='07'">July</xsl:when>
    >> <xsl:when test="$m='08'">August</xsl:when>
    >> <xsl:when test="$m='09'">September</xsl:when>
    >> <xsl:when test="$m='10'">October</xsl:when>
    >> <xsl:when test="$m='11'">November</xsl:when>
    >> <xsl:when test="$m='12'">December</xsl:when>
    >> </xsl:choose>
    >> <xsl:value-of select="concat(' ',$d,', ')"/>
    >> <xsl:choose>
    >> <xsl:when test="$m &lt; '30'"><xsl:value-of
    >> select="concat('20',$y)"/></xsl:when>
    >> <xsl:eek:therwise><xsl:value-of select="concat('19',$y)"/></xsl:eek:therwise>
    >> </xsl:choose>
    >> </xsl:template>
    >> </xsl:stylesheet>
    >>
    >>
    >> Notes:
    >> 1. Make sure ShowASX.asp and asx2html.xsl are in the same directory.
    >>
    >> 2. In ShowASX.asp, you'll need to replace the MSXML version references to
    >> whichever version of MSXML you're using, most likely 3.0. So, for
    >> example, "MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0" becomes "MSXML2.DOMDocument.3.0"
    >>
    >> 3. I used a cached template in this scenario since multiple xml files
    >> were being processed by the same xsl stylesheet. This also has the
    >> advantage of using a free-threaded xsl document object. As such, the xsl
    >> document can be safely stored in the application scope which should yield
    >> some performance benefits if the transformed playlists are to be accessed
    >> by multiple users.
    >>
    >> 4. Please consider using ISO standard date formats (YYYY-MM-DD).
    >>
    >> HTH
    >> -Chris Hohmann
    >>

    >
    > Wow... thats deep, and I almost get what you are doing.. almost...
    > When I run the page the resulting page source code is only
    >
    > <table border='1'></table>
    >
    > nothing else.
    > I have looked for what could be the problem and can't locate it. No errors
    > are reported on screen.
    > any idea?
    >
    >

    Did you set the PATH constant correctly at the top of the ShowASX.asp page?
     
    Chris Hohmann, May 24, 2005
    #6
  7. .:mmac:.

    .:mmac:. Guest

    yes, I believe so, I used "E:\www\audio\myasxfiles"
    the showasx and XML2html files are in the "audio" directory, I assume it's
    OK to have it one level up as long as the path is right?
    I "sniffed" the parser version from a utility on a web page and it found
    v3.0 and I changed all the references to 3.0


    "Chris Hohmann" <> wrote in message
    news:uJr%...
    > ".:mmac:." <> wrote in message
    > news:%...
    >> "Chris Hohmann" <> wrote in message
    >> news:Ou%23VXF%...
    >>> ".:mmac:." <lost@sea> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>>I have a bunch of files (Playlist files for media player) and I am
    >>>>trying to create an automatically generated web page that includes the
    >>>>last 20 or 30 of these files. The files are created every week and are
    >>>>named XX-XX-XX.ASX where the X's represent the date i.e. 05-22-05.asx
    >>>> The files are a specific format and will always contain tags like the
    >>>> following:
    >>>> <TITLE>My media file title</TITLE>
    >>>> <AUTHOR>Media file author</AUTHOR>
    >>>> <Ref href = "mms://media.mydomainname.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    >>>> I would like to parse these files for the info in the tags, Title,
    >>>> Author, and Date and then add them to a table on a web page, but I
    >>>> have had no luck creating the parsing on my own. Can anyone give me a
    >>>> good start in the right direction using vbscript to get this going.
    >>>> I especially have trouble pulling the date out since it is at the end
    >>>> of a tag.. Though I suppose the filename could be used if that could be
    >>>> converted into a properly formatted date i.e. May 1, 2005
    >>>> Help?
    >>>
    >>> Here's a proof of concept using the MSXML Parser
    >>>
    >>> [ShowASX.asp]
    >>> <%
    >>> CONST PATH = "<<ASX DIRECTORY>>"
    >>> Dim xslt, xsl, proc, xml, fso, fld, fc, f
    >>> Set xsl = CreateObject("MSXML2.FreeThreadedDOMDocument.4.0")
    >>> xsl.Load Server.MapPath("asx2html.xsl")
    >>> Set xslt = CreateObject("MSXML2.XSLTemplate.4.0")
    >>> Set xslt.stylesheet = xsl
    >>> Set proc = xslt.createProcessor()
    >>> Set xml = CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0")
    >>>
    >>> Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    >>> Set fld = fso.GetFolder(PATH)
    >>> Set fc = fld.Files
    >>>
    >>> Response.Write "<table border='1'>"
    >>> For Each f In fc
    >>> If Right(f.Name,4) = ".asx" Then
    >>> xml.Load Server.MapPath(f.Name)
    >>> proc.input = xml
    >>> proc.Transform
    >>> Response.Write proc.output
    >>> End If
    >>> Next
    >>> Response.Write "</table>"
    >>>
    >>> Set f = Nothing
    >>> Set fc = Nothing
    >>> Set fld = Nothing
    >>> Set xml = Nothing
    >>> Set proc = Nothing
    >>> Set xslt = Nothing
    >>> Set xsl = Nothing
    >>> %>
    >>>
    >>> [asx2html.xsl]
    >>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    >>> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
    >>> xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
    >>> <xsl:eek:utput method="html" version="4.0" indent="yes"/>
    >>> <xsl:template match="Asx">
    >>> <xsl:apply-templates select="Entry"/>
    >>> </xsl:template>
    >>> <xsl:template match="Entry">
    >>> <tr>
    >>> <td><xsl:value-of select="Title"/></td>
    >>> <td><xsl:value-of select="Author"/></td>
    >>> <td>
    >>> <xsl:call-template name="String2Date">
    >>> <xsl:with-param name="s"
    >>> select="substring(Ref/@href,string-length(Ref/@href)-11,8)"/>
    >>> </xsl:call-template>
    >>> </td>
    >>> </tr>
    >>> </xsl:template>
    >>> <xsl:template name="String2Date">
    >>> <xsl:param name="s"/>
    >>> <xsl:variable name="m" select="substring($s,1,2)"/>
    >>> <xsl:variable name="d" select="substring($s,4,2)"/>
    >>> <xsl:variable name="y" select="substring($s,7,2)"/>
    >>> <xsl:choose>
    >>> <xsl:when test="$m='01'">January</xsl:when>
    >>> <xsl:when test="$m='02'">February</xsl:when>
    >>> <xsl:when test="$m='03'">March</xsl:when>
    >>> <xsl:when test="$m='04'">April</xsl:when>
    >>> <xsl:when test="$m='05'">May</xsl:when>
    >>> <xsl:when test="$m='06'">June</xsl:when>
    >>> <xsl:when test="$m='07'">July</xsl:when>
    >>> <xsl:when test="$m='08'">August</xsl:when>
    >>> <xsl:when test="$m='09'">September</xsl:when>
    >>> <xsl:when test="$m='10'">October</xsl:when>
    >>> <xsl:when test="$m='11'">November</xsl:when>
    >>> <xsl:when test="$m='12'">December</xsl:when>
    >>> </xsl:choose>
    >>> <xsl:value-of select="concat(' ',$d,', ')"/>
    >>> <xsl:choose>
    >>> <xsl:when test="$m &lt; '30'"><xsl:value-of
    >>> select="concat('20',$y)"/></xsl:when>
    >>> <xsl:eek:therwise><xsl:value-of select="concat('19',$y)"/></xsl:eek:therwise>
    >>> </xsl:choose>
    >>> </xsl:template>
    >>> </xsl:stylesheet>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Notes:
    >>> 1. Make sure ShowASX.asp and asx2html.xsl are in the same directory.
    >>>
    >>> 2. In ShowASX.asp, you'll need to replace the MSXML version references
    >>> to whichever version of MSXML you're using, most likely 3.0. So, for
    >>> example, "MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0" becomes "MSXML2.DOMDocument.3.0"
    >>>
    >>> 3. I used a cached template in this scenario since multiple xml files
    >>> were being processed by the same xsl stylesheet. This also has the
    >>> advantage of using a free-threaded xsl document object. As such, the xsl
    >>> document can be safely stored in the application scope which should
    >>> yield some performance benefits if the transformed playlists are to be
    >>> accessed by multiple users.
    >>>
    >>> 4. Please consider using ISO standard date formats (YYYY-MM-DD).
    >>>
    >>> HTH
    >>> -Chris Hohmann
    >>>

    >>
    >> Wow... thats deep, and I almost get what you are doing.. almost...
    >> When I run the page the resulting page source code is only
    >>
    >> <table border='1'></table>
    >>
    >> nothing else.
    >> I have looked for what could be the problem and can't locate it. No
    >> errors are reported on screen.
    >> any idea?
    >>
    >>

    > Did you set the PATH constant correctly at the top of the ShowASX.asp
    > page?
    >
     
    .:mmac:., May 24, 2005
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  8. ".:mmac:." <> wrote in message
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    >> ".:mmac:." <> wrote in message
    >> news:%...
    >>> "Chris Hohmann" <> wrote in message
    >>> news:Ou%23VXF%...
    >>>> ".:mmac:." <lost@sea> wrote in message
    >>>> news:...
    >>>>>I have a bunch of files (Playlist files for media player) and I am
    >>>>>trying to create an automatically generated web page that includes the
    >>>>>last 20 or 30 of these files. The files are created every week and are
    >>>>>named XX-XX-XX.ASX where the X's represent the date i.e. 05-22-05.asx
    >>>>> The files are a specific format and will always contain tags like the
    >>>>> following:
    >>>>> <TITLE>My media file title</TITLE>
    >>>>> <AUTHOR>Media file author</AUTHOR>
    >>>>> <Ref href = "mms://media.mydomainname.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    >>>>> I would like to parse these files for the info in the tags, Title,
    >>>>> Author, and Date and then add them to a table on a web page, but I
    >>>>> have had no luck creating the parsing on my own. Can anyone give me a
    >>>>> good start in the right direction using vbscript to get this going.
    >>>>> I especially have trouble pulling the date out since it is at the end
    >>>>> of a tag.. Though I suppose the filename could be used if that could
    >>>>> be converted into a properly formatted date i.e. May 1, 2005
    >>>>> Help?
    >>>>
    >>>> Here's a proof of concept using the MSXML Parser
    >>>>
    >>>> [ShowASX.asp]
    >>>> <%
    >>>> CONST PATH = "<<ASX DIRECTORY>>"
    >>>> Dim xslt, xsl, proc, xml, fso, fld, fc, f
    >>>> Set xsl = CreateObject("MSXML2.FreeThreadedDOMDocument.4.0")
    >>>> xsl.Load Server.MapPath("asx2html.xsl")
    >>>> Set xslt = CreateObject("MSXML2.XSLTemplate.4.0")
    >>>> Set xslt.stylesheet = xsl
    >>>> Set proc = xslt.createProcessor()
    >>>> Set xml = CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0")
    >>>>
    >>>> Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    >>>> Set fld = fso.GetFolder(PATH)
    >>>> Set fc = fld.Files
    >>>>
    >>>> Response.Write "<table border='1'>"
    >>>> For Each f In fc
    >>>> If Right(f.Name,4) = ".asx" Then
    >>>> xml.Load Server.MapPath(f.Name)
    >>>> proc.input = xml
    >>>> proc.Transform
    >>>> Response.Write proc.output
    >>>> End If
    >>>> Next
    >>>> Response.Write "</table>"
    >>>>
    >>>> Set f = Nothing
    >>>> Set fc = Nothing
    >>>> Set fld = Nothing
    >>>> Set xml = Nothing
    >>>> Set proc = Nothing
    >>>> Set xslt = Nothing
    >>>> Set xsl = Nothing
    >>>> %>
    >>>>
    >>>> [asx2html.xsl]
    >>>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    >>>> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
    >>>> xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
    >>>> <xsl:eek:utput method="html" version="4.0" indent="yes"/>
    >>>> <xsl:template match="Asx">
    >>>> <xsl:apply-templates select="Entry"/>
    >>>> </xsl:template>
    >>>> <xsl:template match="Entry">
    >>>> <tr>
    >>>> <td><xsl:value-of select="Title"/></td>
    >>>> <td><xsl:value-of select="Author"/></td>
    >>>> <td>
    >>>> <xsl:call-template name="String2Date">
    >>>> <xsl:with-param name="s"
    >>>> select="substring(Ref/@href,string-length(Ref/@href)-11,8)"/>
    >>>> </xsl:call-template>
    >>>> </td>
    >>>> </tr>
    >>>> </xsl:template>
    >>>> <xsl:template name="String2Date">
    >>>> <xsl:param name="s"/>
    >>>> <xsl:variable name="m" select="substring($s,1,2)"/>
    >>>> <xsl:variable name="d" select="substring($s,4,2)"/>
    >>>> <xsl:variable name="y" select="substring($s,7,2)"/>
    >>>> <xsl:choose>
    >>>> <xsl:when test="$m='01'">January</xsl:when>
    >>>> <xsl:when test="$m='02'">February</xsl:when>
    >>>> <xsl:when test="$m='03'">March</xsl:when>
    >>>> <xsl:when test="$m='04'">April</xsl:when>
    >>>> <xsl:when test="$m='05'">May</xsl:when>
    >>>> <xsl:when test="$m='06'">June</xsl:when>
    >>>> <xsl:when test="$m='07'">July</xsl:when>
    >>>> <xsl:when test="$m='08'">August</xsl:when>
    >>>> <xsl:when test="$m='09'">September</xsl:when>
    >>>> <xsl:when test="$m='10'">October</xsl:when>
    >>>> <xsl:when test="$m='11'">November</xsl:when>
    >>>> <xsl:when test="$m='12'">December</xsl:when>
    >>>> </xsl:choose>
    >>>> <xsl:value-of select="concat(' ',$d,', ')"/>
    >>>> <xsl:choose>
    >>>> <xsl:when test="$m &lt; '30'"><xsl:value-of
    >>>> select="concat('20',$y)"/></xsl:when>
    >>>> <xsl:eek:therwise><xsl:value-of
    >>>> select="concat('19',$y)"/></xsl:eek:therwise>
    >>>> </xsl:choose>
    >>>> </xsl:template>
    >>>> </xsl:stylesheet>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Notes:
    >>>> 1. Make sure ShowASX.asp and asx2html.xsl are in the same directory.
    >>>>
    >>>> 2. In ShowASX.asp, you'll need to replace the MSXML version references
    >>>> to whichever version of MSXML you're using, most likely 3.0. So, for
    >>>> example, "MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0" becomes "MSXML2.DOMDocument.3.0"
    >>>>
    >>>> 3. I used a cached template in this scenario since multiple xml files
    >>>> were being processed by the same xsl stylesheet. This also has the
    >>>> advantage of using a free-threaded xsl document object. As such, the
    >>>> xsl document can be safely stored in the application scope which should
    >>>> yield some performance benefits if the transformed playlists are to be
    >>>> accessed by multiple users.
    >>>>
    >>>> 4. Please consider using ISO standard date formats (YYYY-MM-DD).
    >>>>
    >>>> HTH
    >>>> -Chris Hohmann
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> Wow... thats deep, and I almost get what you are doing.. almost...
    >>> When I run the page the resulting page source code is only
    >>>
    >>> <table border='1'></table>
    >>>
    >>> nothing else.
    >>> I have looked for what could be the problem and can't locate it. No
    >>> errors are reported on screen.
    >>> any idea?
    >>>
    >>>

    >> Did you set the PATH constant correctly at the top of the ShowASX.asp
    >> page?
    >>

    >
    > yes, I believe so, I used "E:\www\audio\myasxfiles"
    > the showasx and XML2html files are in the "audio" directory, I assume it's
    > OK to have it one level up as long as the path is right?
    > I "sniffed" the parser version from a utility on a web page and it found
    > v3.0 and I changed all the references to 3.0
    >
    >

    You renamed the xsl stylesheet to XML2html? If so, you'll need to adjust
    ShowASX.asp accordingly. It references a file called asx2html.xsl. Also
    please post your responses below the quoted text. Top-posting makes it very
    difficult to follow the flow of the conversation.
     
    Chris Hohmann, May 24, 2005
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    >>>>> ".:mmac:." <lost@sea> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>I have a bunch of files (Playlist files for media player) and I am
    >>>>>>trying to create an automatically generated web page that includes the
    >>>>>>last 20 or 30 of these files. The files are created every week and are
    >>>>>>named XX-XX-XX.ASX where the X's represent the date i.e. 05-22-05.asx
    >>>>>> The files are a specific format and will always contain tags like the
    >>>>>> following:
    >>>>>> <TITLE>My media file title</TITLE>
    >>>>>> <AUTHOR>Media file author</AUTHOR>
    >>>>>> <Ref href = "mms://media.mydomainname.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    >>>>>> I would like to parse these files for the info in the tags, Title,
    >>>>>> Author, and Date and then add them to a table on a web page, but I
    >>>>>> have had no luck creating the parsing on my own. Can anyone give me a
    >>>>>> good start in the right direction using vbscript to get this going.
    >>>>>> I especially have trouble pulling the date out since it is at the end
    >>>>>> of a tag.. Though I suppose the filename could be used if that could
    >>>>>> be converted into a properly formatted date i.e. May 1, 2005
    >>>>>> Help?
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Here's a proof of concept using the MSXML Parser
    >>>>>
    >>>>> [ShowASX.asp]
    >>>>> <%
    >>>>> CONST PATH = "<<ASX DIRECTORY>>"
    >>>>> Dim xslt, xsl, proc, xml, fso, fld, fc, f
    >>>>> Set xsl = CreateObject("MSXML2.FreeThreadedDOMDocument.4.0")
    >>>>> xsl.Load Server.MapPath("asx2html.xsl")
    >>>>> Set xslt = CreateObject("MSXML2.XSLTemplate.4.0")
    >>>>> Set xslt.stylesheet = xsl
    >>>>> Set proc = xslt.createProcessor()
    >>>>> Set xml = CreateObject("MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0")
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    >>>>> Set fld = fso.GetFolder(PATH)
    >>>>> Set fc = fld.Files
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Response.Write "<table border='1'>"
    >>>>> For Each f In fc
    >>>>> If Right(f.Name,4) = ".asx" Then
    >>>>> xml.Load Server.MapPath(f.Name)
    >>>>> proc.input = xml
    >>>>> proc.Transform
    >>>>> Response.Write proc.output
    >>>>> End If
    >>>>> Next
    >>>>> Response.Write "</table>"
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Set f = Nothing
    >>>>> Set fc = Nothing
    >>>>> Set fld = Nothing
    >>>>> Set xml = Nothing
    >>>>> Set proc = Nothing
    >>>>> Set xslt = Nothing
    >>>>> Set xsl = Nothing
    >>>>> %>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> [asx2html.xsl]
    >>>>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    >>>>> <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
    >>>>> xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
    >>>>> <xsl:eek:utput method="html" version="4.0" indent="yes"/>
    >>>>> <xsl:template match="Asx">
    >>>>> <xsl:apply-templates select="Entry"/>
    >>>>> </xsl:template>
    >>>>> <xsl:template match="Entry">
    >>>>> <tr>
    >>>>> <td><xsl:value-of select="Title"/></td>
    >>>>> <td><xsl:value-of select="Author"/></td>
    >>>>> <td>
    >>>>> <xsl:call-template name="String2Date">
    >>>>> <xsl:with-param name="s"
    >>>>> select="substring(Ref/@href,string-length(Ref/@href)-11,8)"/>
    >>>>> </xsl:call-template>
    >>>>> </td>
    >>>>> </tr>
    >>>>> </xsl:template>
    >>>>> <xsl:template name="String2Date">
    >>>>> <xsl:param name="s"/>
    >>>>> <xsl:variable name="m" select="substring($s,1,2)"/>
    >>>>> <xsl:variable name="d" select="substring($s,4,2)"/>
    >>>>> <xsl:variable name="y" select="substring($s,7,2)"/>
    >>>>> <xsl:choose>
    >>>>> <xsl:when test="$m='01'">January</xsl:when>
    >>>>> <xsl:when test="$m='02'">February</xsl:when>
    >>>>> <xsl:when test="$m='03'">March</xsl:when>
    >>>>> <xsl:when test="$m='04'">April</xsl:when>
    >>>>> <xsl:when test="$m='05'">May</xsl:when>
    >>>>> <xsl:when test="$m='06'">June</xsl:when>
    >>>>> <xsl:when test="$m='07'">July</xsl:when>
    >>>>> <xsl:when test="$m='08'">August</xsl:when>
    >>>>> <xsl:when test="$m='09'">September</xsl:when>
    >>>>> <xsl:when test="$m='10'">October</xsl:when>
    >>>>> <xsl:when test="$m='11'">November</xsl:when>
    >>>>> <xsl:when test="$m='12'">December</xsl:when>
    >>>>> </xsl:choose>
    >>>>> <xsl:value-of select="concat(' ',$d,', ')"/>
    >>>>> <xsl:choose>
    >>>>> <xsl:when test="$m &lt; '30'"><xsl:value-of
    >>>>> select="concat('20',$y)"/></xsl:when>
    >>>>> <xsl:eek:therwise><xsl:value-of
    >>>>> select="concat('19',$y)"/></xsl:eek:therwise>
    >>>>> </xsl:choose>
    >>>>> </xsl:template>
    >>>>> </xsl:stylesheet>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Notes:
    >>>>> 1. Make sure ShowASX.asp and asx2html.xsl are in the same directory.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 2. In ShowASX.asp, you'll need to replace the MSXML version references
    >>>>> to whichever version of MSXML you're using, most likely 3.0. So, for
    >>>>> example, "MSXML2.DOMDocument.4.0" becomes "MSXML2.DOMDocument.3.0"
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 3. I used a cached template in this scenario since multiple xml files
    >>>>> were being processed by the same xsl stylesheet. This also has the
    >>>>> advantage of using a free-threaded xsl document object. As such, the
    >>>>> xsl document can be safely stored in the application scope which
    >>>>> should yield some performance benefits if the transformed playlists
    >>>>> are to be accessed by multiple users.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> 4. Please consider using ISO standard date formats (YYYY-MM-DD).
    >>>>>
    >>>>> HTH
    >>>>> -Chris Hohmann
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> Wow... thats deep, and I almost get what you are doing.. almost...
    >>>> When I run the page the resulting page source code is only
    >>>>
    >>>> <table border='1'></table>
    >>>>
    >>>> nothing else.
    >>>> I have looked for what could be the problem and can't locate it. No
    >>>> errors are reported on screen.
    >>>> any idea?
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>> Did you set the PATH constant correctly at the top of the ShowASX.asp
    >>> page?
    >>>

    >>
    >> yes, I believe so, I used "E:\www\audio\myasxfiles"
    >> the showasx and XML2html files are in the "audio" directory, I assume
    >> it's OK to have it one level up as long as the path is right?
    >> I "sniffed" the parser version from a utility on a web page and it found
    >> v3.0 and I changed all the references to 3.0
    >>
    >>

    > You renamed the xsl stylesheet to XML2html? If so, you'll need to adjust
    > ShowASX.asp accordingly. It references a file called asx2html.xsl. Also
    > please post your responses below the quoted text. Top-posting makes it
    > very difficult to follow the flow of the conversation.
    >

    Sorry
    no I didn't rename the stylesheet, I just called it the wrong name in my
    hurried reply. I used the name you gave it.
     
    .:mmac:., May 24, 2005
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  10. .:mmac:.

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    >>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>>I have a bunch of files (Playlist files for media player) and I am
    >>>>>>>trying to create an automatically generated web page that includes
    >>>>>>>the last 20 or 30 of these files. The files are created every week
    >>>>>>>and are named XX-XX-XX.ASX where the X's represent the date i.e.
    >>>>>>>05-22-05.asx

    > [snip]
    >
    > Ugh! The extention on your playlist files is ".ASX", not ".asx" right?
    > Because your original post is ambigous on that point. Replace the
    > following line in ShowASX.asp:
    >
    > If Right(f.Name,4) = ".asx" Then
    >
    > With this line:
    >
    > If UCase(Right(f.Name,4)) = ".ASX" Then
    >
    >


    no, they are all lowercase, but the change makes sense anyway.
    I didn't know this would be case sensitive but I should 'cause I ran into
    that before.
    Bearing that in mind, is this line" <xsl:template match="Asx">" in the style
    sheet OK as far as case goes?
     
    .:mmac:., May 24, 2005
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    >>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>I have a bunch of files (Playlist files for media player) and I am
    >>>>>>trying to create an automatically generated web page that includes the
    >>>>>>last 20 or 30 of these files. The files are created every week and are
    >>>>>>named XX-XX-XX.ASX where the X's represent the date i.e. 05-22-05.asx

    [snip]

    Ugh! The extention on your playlist files is ".ASX", not ".asx" right?
    Because your original post is ambigous on that point. Replace the following
    line in ShowASX.asp:

    If Right(f.Name,4) = ".asx" Then

    With this line:

    If UCase(Right(f.Name,4)) = ".ASX" Then
     
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    >>>>>> news:...
    >>>>>>>I have a bunch of files (Playlist files for media player) and I am
    >>>>>>>trying to create an automatically generated web page that includes
    >>>>>>>the last 20 or 30 of these files. The files are created every week
    >>>>>>>and are named XX-XX-XX.ASX where the X's represent the date i.e.
    >>>>>>>05-22-05.asx

    > [snip]
    >
    > Ugh! The extention on your playlist files is ".ASX", not ".asx" right?
    > Because your original post is ambigous on that point. Replace the
    > following line in ShowASX.asp:
    >
    > If Right(f.Name,4) = ".asx" Then
    >
    > With this line:
    >
    > If UCase(Right(f.Name,4)) = ".ASX" Then
    >
    >


    IF I add a line in your script:

    Response.Write "<table border='1'>"
    For Each f In fc
    If UCase(Right(f.Name,4)) = ".ASX" Then
    xml.Load Server.MapPath(f.Name)
    proc.input = xml
    proc.Transform
    Response.Write proc.output
    response.Write f + "<br>" <---------------added this line
    End If
    Next
    Response.Write "</table>"

    I get a list of the files with path like this
    E:\Www\myfiles\AUDIO\2005\01-02-05.asx
    E:\Www\myfiles\AUDIO\2005\01-09-05.asx
    E:\Www\myfiles\AUDIO\2005\01-16-05.asx
    E:\Www\myfiles\AUDIO\2005\01-23-05.asx
    E:\Www\myfiles\AUDIO\2005\01-30-05.asx
    E:\Www\myfiles\AUDIO\2005\02-06-05.asx

    so part of it is working....
     
    .:mmac:., May 24, 2005
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    >>>>>>>>I have a bunch of files (Playlist files for media player) and I am
    >>>>>>>>trying to create an automatically generated web page that includes
    >>>>>>>>the last 20 or 30 of these files. The files are created every week
    >>>>>>>>and are named XX-XX-XX.ASX where the X's represent the date i.e.
    >>>>>>>>05-22-05.asx

    >> [snip]
    >>
    >> Ugh! The extention on your playlist files is ".ASX", not ".asx" right?
    >> Because your original post is ambigous on that point. Replace the
    >> following line in ShowASX.asp:
    >>
    >> If Right(f.Name,4) = ".asx" Then
    >>
    >> With this line:
    >>
    >> If UCase(Right(f.Name,4)) = ".ASX" Then
    >>
    >>

    >
    > IF I add a line in your script:
    >
    > Response.Write "<table border='1'>"
    > For Each f In fc
    > If UCase(Right(f.Name,4)) = ".ASX" Then
    > xml.Load Server.MapPath(f.Name)
    > proc.input = xml
    > proc.Transform
    > Response.Write proc.output
    > response.Write f + "<br>" <---------------added this line
    > End If
    > Next
    > Response.Write "</table>"
    >
    > I get a list of the files with path like this
    > E:\Www\myfiles\AUDIO\2005\01-02-05.asx
    > E:\Www\myfiles\AUDIO\2005\01-09-05.asx
    > E:\Www\myfiles\AUDIO\2005\01-16-05.asx
    > E:\Www\myfiles\AUDIO\2005\01-23-05.asx
    > E:\Www\myfiles\AUDIO\2005\01-30-05.asx
    > E:\Www\myfiles\AUDIO\2005\02-06-05.asx
    >
    > so part of it is working....

    Can you post one of the asx files so I can confirm the format?
     
    Chris Hohmann, May 24, 2005
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    >>
    >> so part of it is working....

    > Can you post one of the asx files so I can confirm the format?
    >


    here you are...

    <ASX version = "3.0">
    <TITLE>Valley </TITLE>
    <MOREINFO HREF="http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    <Logo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogosm.gif" Style
    = "ICON" />
    <Logo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogolg.gif" Style
    = "mark" />
    <Entry ClientSkip="yes">
    <BANNER HREF = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleybanner.gif">
    <Abstract>Visit my website</abstract>
    <MoreInfo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    </BANNER>
    <Logo href = "http://www mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogosm.gif" Style
    = "ICON" />
    <MoreInfo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    <Abstract>Visit mywebsite</abstract>

    <!-- All above this line remains the same for each
    file - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -->
    <TITLE>The title of the audio file</TITLE>
    <AUTHOR>Files author</AUTHOR>
    <COPYRIGHT>(c)2005 my web site</COPYRIGHT>
    <Ref href = "mms://media.mywebsite.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    </Entry>
    </ASX>
     
    .:mmac:., May 24, 2005
    #14
  15. ".:mmac:." <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >>> so part of it is working....

    >> Can you post one of the asx files so I can confirm the format?
    >>

    >
    > here you are...
    >
    > <ASX version = "3.0">
    > <TITLE>Valley </TITLE>
    > <MOREINFO HREF="http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    > <Logo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogosm.gif"
    > Style = "ICON" />
    > <Logo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogolg.gif"
    > Style = "mark" />
    > <Entry ClientSkip="yes">
    > <BANNER HREF = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleybanner.gif">
    > <Abstract>Visit my website</abstract>
    > <MoreInfo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    > </BANNER>
    > <Logo href = "http://www mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogosm.gif"
    > Style = "ICON" />
    > <MoreInfo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    > <Abstract>Visit mywebsite</abstract>
    >
    > <!-- All above this line remains the same for each
    > file - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -->
    > <TITLE>The title of the audio file</TITLE>
    > <AUTHOR>Files author</AUTHOR>
    > <COPYRIGHT>(c)2005 my web site</COPYRIGHT>
    > <Ref href = "mms://media.mywebsite.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    > </Entry>
    > </ASX>

    In answer to your earlier question, XML is case sensitive. As such, you will
    need to modify asx2html.xsl accordingly. Can I ask how these playlist files
    are being generated? For my own testing, I did the following:

    1. Opened Windows Media Player 10.
    2. Selected File->New Now Playing List.
    3. Dragged files from the media library to the now playing list.
    4. Selected File->Save Now Playing List As...
    5. Specified Save as Type->Any Playlist(*.wpl,*.asx,*.m3u)
    6. Specified File name->05-22-05.asx
    7. Saved playlist.

    I based the asx2html.xsl file on the resulting playlist file which contained
    mixed case entity names. Note, that this contradicts the online
    documentation which lists all entities in uppercase and also states
    "Elements and attributes are not case sensitive. The text used in the
    playlist to define an element or attribute can be either uppercase or
    lowercase, or a mixture of both." Here's a link to the documentation:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/wmplay10/mmp_sdk/creatingmetafileplaylists.asp

    What they're actually saying is that Windows Media Player is case
    insensitive when it comes to ASX files. XML on the other hand is case
    sensitive. But as long as the files are being generated in a consistent
    manner, then all you need to do is make the appropriate replacements in the
    asx.html.xsl file and all should be well.
     
    Chris Hohmann, May 24, 2005
    #15
  16. "Chris Hohmann" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > ".:mmac:." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>>> so part of it is working....
    >>> Can you post one of the asx files so I can confirm the format?
    >>>

    >>
    >> here you are...
    >>
    >> <ASX version = "3.0">
    >> <TITLE>Valley </TITLE>
    >> <MOREINFO HREF="http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >> <Logo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogosm.gif"
    >> Style = "ICON" />
    >> <Logo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogolg.gif"
    >> Style = "mark" />
    >> <Entry ClientSkip="yes">
    >> <BANNER HREF = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleybanner.gif">
    >> <Abstract>Visit my website</abstract>
    >> <MoreInfo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >> </BANNER>
    >> <Logo href = "http://www mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogosm.gif"
    >> Style = "ICON" />
    >> <MoreInfo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >> <Abstract>Visit mywebsite</abstract>
    >>
    >> <!-- All above this line remains the same for each
    >> file - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -->
    >> <TITLE>The title of the audio file</TITLE>
    >> <AUTHOR>Files author</AUTHOR>
    >> <COPYRIGHT>(c)2005 my web site</COPYRIGHT>
    >> <Ref href = "mms://media.mywebsite.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    >> </Entry>
    >> </ASX>

    > In answer to your earlier question, XML is case sensitive. As such, you
    > will need to modify asx2html.xsl accordingly.


    Here's a modified version of asx2html.xsl based on the playlist file sample
    you posted:

    [asx2html.xsl]
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
    xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
    <xsl:eek:utput method="html" version="4.0" indent="yes"/>
    <xsl:template match="ASX">
    <xsl:apply-templates select="Entry"/>
    </xsl:template>
    <xsl:template match="Entry">
    <tr>
    <td><xsl:value-of select="TITLE"/></td>
    <td><xsl:value-of select="AUTHOR"/></td>
    <td>
    <xsl:call-template name="String2Date">
    <xsl:with-param name="s"
    select="substring(Ref/@href,string-length(Ref/@href)-11,8)"/>
    </xsl:call-template>
    </td>
    </tr>
    </xsl:template>
    <xsl:template name="String2Date">
    <xsl:param name="s"/>
    <xsl:variable name="m" select="substring($s,1,2)"/>
    <xsl:variable name="d" select="substring($s,4,2)"/>
    <xsl:variable name="y" select="substring($s,7,2)"/>
    <xsl:choose>
    <xsl:when test="$m='01'">January</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='02'">February</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='03'">March</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='04'">April</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='05'">May</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='06'">June</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='07'">July</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='08'">August</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='09'">September</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='10'">October</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='11'">November</xsl:when>
    <xsl:when test="$m='12'">December</xsl:when>
    </xsl:choose>
    <xsl:value-of select="concat(' ',$d,', ')"/>
    <xsl:choose>
    <xsl:when test="$m &lt; '30'"><xsl:value-of
    select="concat('20',$y)"/></xsl:when>
    <xsl:eek:therwise><xsl:value-of select="concat('19',$y)"/></xsl:eek:therwise>
    </xsl:choose>
    </xsl:template>
    </xsl:stylesheet>
     
    Chris Hohmann, May 24, 2005
    #16
  17. .:mmac:.

    .:mmac:. Guest

    "Chris Hohmann" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > ".:mmac:." <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>>> so part of it is working....
    >>> Can you post one of the asx files so I can confirm the format?
    >>>

    >>
    >> here you are...
    >>
    >> <ASX version = "3.0">
    >> <TITLE>Valley </TITLE>
    >> <MOREINFO HREF="http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >> <Logo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogosm.gif"
    >> Style = "ICON" />
    >> <Logo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogolg.gif"
    >> Style = "mark" />
    >> <Entry ClientSkip="yes">
    >> <BANNER HREF = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleybanner.gif">
    >> <Abstract>Visit my website</abstract>
    >> <MoreInfo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >> </BANNER>
    >> <Logo href = "http://www mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogosm.gif"
    >> Style = "ICON" />
    >> <MoreInfo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >> <Abstract>Visit mywebsite</abstract>
    >>
    >> <!-- All above this line remains the same for each
    >> file - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -->
    >> <TITLE>The title of the audio file</TITLE>
    >> <AUTHOR>Files author</AUTHOR>
    >> <COPYRIGHT>(c)2005 my web site</COPYRIGHT>
    >> <Ref href = "mms://media.mywebsite.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    >> </Entry>
    >> </ASX>

    > In answer to your earlier question, XML is case sensitive. As such, you
    > will need to modify asx2html.xsl accordingly. Can I ask how these playlist
    > files are being generated? For my own testing, I did the following:
    >
    > 1. Opened Windows Media Player 10.
    > 2. Selected File->New Now Playing List.
    > 3. Dragged files from the media library to the now playing list.
    > 4. Selected File->Save Now Playing List As...
    > 5. Specified Save as Type->Any Playlist(*.wpl,*.asx,*.m3u)
    > 6. Specified File name->05-22-05.asx
    > 7. Saved playlist.
    >
    > I based the asx2html.xsl file on the resulting playlist file which
    > contained mixed case entity names. Note, that this contradicts the online
    > documentation which lists all entities in uppercase and also states
    > "Elements and attributes are not case sensitive. The text used in the
    > playlist to define an element or attribute can be either uppercase or
    > lowercase, or a mixture of both." Here's a link to the documentation:
    >
    > http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/wmplay10/mmp_sdk/creatingmetafileplaylists.asp
    >
    > What they're actually saying is that Windows Media Player is case
    > insensitive when it comes to ASX files. XML on the other hand is case
    > sensitive. But as long as the files are being generated in a consistent
    > manner, then all you need to do is make the appropriate replacements in
    > the asx.html.xsl file and all should be well.
    >
    >

    I hand type each one changing the data below the "all above this line..."
    each week.
    I don't understand what replacements I need to make to that file.
    If I am using all lowercase then this should work? then what am I doing
    wrong??
    I renamed one of the extensions to uppercase and no change.
    How should the web page display in your view?
     
    .:mmac:., May 24, 2005
    #17
  18. .:mmac:.

    .:mmac:. Guest

    > news:...
    >> ".:mmac:." <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>>>> so part of it is working....
    >>>> Can you post one of the asx files so I can confirm the format?
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> here you are...
    >>>
    >>> <ASX version = "3.0">
    >>> <TITLE>Valley </TITLE>
    >>> <MOREINFO HREF="http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >>> <Logo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogosm.gif"
    >>> Style = "ICON" />
    >>> <Logo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogolg.gif"
    >>> Style = "mark" />
    >>> <Entry ClientSkip="yes">
    >>> <BANNER HREF = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleybanner.gif">
    >>> <Abstract>Visit my website</abstract>
    >>> <MoreInfo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >>> </BANNER>
    >>> <Logo href = "http://www mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogosm.gif"
    >>> Style = "ICON" />
    >>> <MoreInfo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >>> <Abstract>Visit mywebsite</abstract>
    >>>
    >>> <!-- All above this line remains the same for each
    >>> file - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -->
    >>> <TITLE>The title of the audio file</TITLE>
    >>> <AUTHOR>Files author</AUTHOR>
    >>> <COPYRIGHT>(c)2005 my web site</COPYRIGHT>
    >>> <Ref href = "mms://media.mywebsite.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    >>> </Entry>
    >>> </ASX>

    >> In answer to your earlier question, XML is case sensitive. As such, you
    >> will need to modify asx2html.xsl accordingly.

    >
    > Here's a modified version of asx2html.xsl based on the playlist file
    > sample you posted:
    >
    > [asx2html.xsl]
    > <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    > <xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
    > xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
    > <xsl:eek:utput method="html" version="4.0" indent="yes"/>
    > <xsl:template match="ASX">
    > <xsl:apply-templates select="Entry"/>
    > </xsl:template>
    > <xsl:template match="Entry">
    > <tr>
    > <td><xsl:value-of select="TITLE"/></td>
    > <td><xsl:value-of select="AUTHOR"/></td>
    > <td>
    > <xsl:call-template name="String2Date">
    > <xsl:with-param name="s"
    > select="substring(Ref/@href,string-length(Ref/@href)-11,8)"/>
    > </xsl:call-template>
    > </td>
    > </tr>
    > </xsl:template>
    > <xsl:template name="String2Date">
    > <xsl:param name="s"/>
    > <xsl:variable name="m" select="substring($s,1,2)"/>
    > <xsl:variable name="d" select="substring($s,4,2)"/>
    > <xsl:variable name="y" select="substring($s,7,2)"/>
    > <xsl:choose>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='01'">January</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='02'">February</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='03'">March</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='04'">April</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='05'">May</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='06'">June</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='07'">July</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='08'">August</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='09'">September</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='10'">October</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='11'">November</xsl:when>
    > <xsl:when test="$m='12'">December</xsl:when>
    > </xsl:choose>
    > <xsl:value-of select="concat(' ',$d,', ')"/>
    > <xsl:choose>
    > <xsl:when test="$m &lt; '30'"><xsl:value-of
    > select="concat('20',$y)"/></xsl:when>
    > <xsl:eek:therwise><xsl:value-of select="concat('19',$y)"/></xsl:eek:therwise>
    > </xsl:choose>
    > </xsl:template>
    > </xsl:stylesheet>


    Chris, I see what you mean by case sensitive, You mean the tags as well as
    the filename. Got it.
    But the page still doesn't work on my end. It doesn't look like anything is
    being processed. I get the list of files by adding that response.write line
    but nothing formatted by the stylesheet.
    What should it look like? I have an idea but what does it look like when you
    run it?
    How can I step through it to look for where it breaks?
     
    .:mmac:., May 25, 2005
    #18
  19. ".:mmac:." <> wrote in message
    news:u2z3$...
    >
    > "Chris Hohmann" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >> ".:mmac:." <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>>>> so part of it is working....
    >>>> Can you post one of the asx files so I can confirm the format?
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>> here you are...
    >>>
    >>> <ASX version = "3.0">
    >>> <TITLE>Valley </TITLE>
    >>> <MOREINFO HREF="http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >>> <Logo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogosm.gif"
    >>> Style = "ICON" />
    >>> <Logo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogolg.gif"
    >>> Style = "mark" />
    >>> <Entry ClientSkip="yes">
    >>> <BANNER HREF = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleybanner.gif">
    >>> <Abstract>Visit my website</abstract>
    >>> <MoreInfo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >>> </BANNER>
    >>> <Logo href = "http://www mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogosm.gif"
    >>> Style = "ICON" />
    >>> <MoreInfo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >>> <Abstract>Visit mywebsite</abstract>
    >>>
    >>> <!-- All above this line remains the same for each
    >>> file - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -->
    >>> <TITLE>The title of the audio file</TITLE>
    >>> <AUTHOR>Files author</AUTHOR>
    >>> <COPYRIGHT>(c)2005 my web site</COPYRIGHT>
    >>> <Ref href = "mms://media.mywebsite.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    >>> </Entry>
    >>> </ASX>

    >> In answer to your earlier question, XML is case sensitive. As such, you
    >> will need to modify asx2html.xsl accordingly. Can I ask how these
    >> playlist files are being generated? For my own testing, I did the
    >> following:
    >>
    >> 1. Opened Windows Media Player 10.
    >> 2. Selected File->New Now Playing List.
    >> 3. Dragged files from the media library to the now playing list.
    >> 4. Selected File->Save Now Playing List As...
    >> 5. Specified Save as Type->Any Playlist(*.wpl,*.asx,*.m3u)
    >> 6. Specified File name->05-22-05.asx
    >> 7. Saved playlist.
    >>
    >> I based the asx2html.xsl file on the resulting playlist file which
    >> contained mixed case entity names. Note, that this contradicts the online
    >> documentation which lists all entities in uppercase and also states
    >> "Elements and attributes are not case sensitive. The text used in the
    >> playlist to define an element or attribute can be either uppercase or
    >> lowercase, or a mixture of both." Here's a link to the documentation:
    >>
    >> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/wmplay10/mmp_sdk/creatingmetafileplaylists.asp
    >>
    >> What they're actually saying is that Windows Media Player is case
    >> insensitive when it comes to ASX files. XML on the other hand is case
    >> sensitive. But as long as the files are being generated in a consistent
    >> manner, then all you need to do is make the appropriate replacements in
    >> the asx.html.xsl file and all should be well.
    >>
    >>

    > I hand type each one changing the data below the "all above this line..."
    > each week.
    > I don't understand what replacements I need to make to that file.
    > If I am using all lowercase then this should work? then what am I doing
    > wrong??
    > I renamed one of the extensions to uppercase and no change.
    > How should the web page display in your view?
    >
    >

    The <Abstract> tags in your asx files are not properly closed. You start the
    tag is mixed case and the end tag is lowercase. After I made that change,
    your sample asx file processed correctly with the modified version of
    asx2html.xsl I sent.
     
    Chris Hohmann, May 25, 2005
    #19
  20. .:mmac:.

    .:mmac:. Guest

    "Chris Hohmann" <> wrote in message
    news:%...
    > ".:mmac:." <> wrote in message
    > news:u2z3$...
    >>
    >> "Chris Hohmann" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> ".:mmac:." <> wrote in message
    >>> news:...
    >>>>>> so part of it is working....
    >>>>> Can you post one of the asx files so I can confirm the format?
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> here you are...
    >>>>
    >>>> <ASX version = "3.0">
    >>>> <TITLE>Valley </TITLE>
    >>>> <MOREINFO HREF="http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >>>> <Logo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogosm.gif"
    >>>> Style = "ICON" />
    >>>> <Logo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogolg.gif"
    >>>> Style = "mark" />
    >>>> <Entry ClientSkip="yes">
    >>>> <BANNER HREF =
    >>>> "http://www.mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleybanner.gif">
    >>>> <Abstract>Visit my website</abstract>
    >>>> <MoreInfo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >>>> </BANNER>
    >>>> <Logo href = "http://www mywebsite.com/audio/images/valleylogosm.gif"
    >>>> Style = "ICON" />
    >>>> <MoreInfo href = "http://www.mywebsite.com" />
    >>>> <Abstract>Visit mywebsite</abstract>
    >>>>
    >>>> <!-- All above this line remains the same for each
    >>>> file - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -->
    >>>> <TITLE>The title of the audio file</TITLE>
    >>>> <AUTHOR>Files author</AUTHOR>
    >>>> <COPYRIGHT>(c)2005 my web site</COPYRIGHT>
    >>>> <Ref href = "mms://media.mywebsite.com/2005/05-01-05.wma" />
    >>>> </Entry>
    >>>> </ASX>
    >>> In answer to your earlier question, XML is case sensitive. As such, you
    >>> will need to modify asx2html.xsl accordingly. Can I ask how these
    >>> playlist files are being generated? For my own testing, I did the
    >>> following:
    >>>
    >>> 1. Opened Windows Media Player 10.
    >>> 2. Selected File->New Now Playing List.
    >>> 3. Dragged files from the media library to the now playing list.
    >>> 4. Selected File->Save Now Playing List As...
    >>> 5. Specified Save as Type->Any Playlist(*.wpl,*.asx,*.m3u)
    >>> 6. Specified File name->05-22-05.asx
    >>> 7. Saved playlist.
    >>>
    >>> I based the asx2html.xsl file on the resulting playlist file which
    >>> contained mixed case entity names. Note, that this contradicts the
    >>> online documentation which lists all entities in uppercase and also
    >>> states "Elements and attributes are not case sensitive. The text used in
    >>> the playlist to define an element or attribute can be either uppercase
    >>> or lowercase, or a mixture of both." Here's a link to the documentation:
    >>>
    >>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/wmplay10/mmp_sdk/creatingmetafileplaylists.asp
    >>>
    >>> What they're actually saying is that Windows Media Player is case
    >>> insensitive when it comes to ASX files. XML on the other hand is case
    >>> sensitive. But as long as the files are being generated in a consistent
    >>> manner, then all you need to do is make the appropriate replacements in
    >>> the asx.html.xsl file and all should be well.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> I hand type each one changing the data below the "all above this line..."
    >> each week.
    >> I don't understand what replacements I need to make to that file.
    >> If I am using all lowercase then this should work? then what am I doing
    >> wrong??
    >> I renamed one of the extensions to uppercase and no change.
    >> How should the web page display in your view?
    >>
    >>

    > The <Abstract> tags in your asx files are not properly closed. You start
    > the tag is mixed case and the end tag is lowercase. After I made that
    > change, your sample asx file processed correctly with the modified version
    > of asx2html.xsl I sent.


    Yeeeea! I got some success! I found I have LOTS of case changes to make!
    This is REALLY great! Thanks a ton! If I'm not being too greedy I have a
    couple more q's.

    1. I found that I have to have these two files in the same directory as the
    ASX files or the stylesheet doesn't see them. The ASP script does as
    evidenced by the listing of files with the ".write f" that I added,
    Shouldn't the PATH const allow me to place the two files anywhere?

    2. I would like to have a small gif at one end or the other linked to the
    asx file for clicking to play the asx file. How can I do that?

    3. In the ASX file I supplied, there are Two "TITLE" tags, how does this
    know which one to read? Does it not look until finding the first ENTRY tag?
     
    .:mmac:., May 25, 2005
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