How to Return pure XML (no WS)


S

Stefano Peduzzi

Hi,
I've to return an XML (a KML for Google Earth) from my Web Server. How can I
do it with ASP.NET 2.0???
These are the requirements for a "KML Server" as stated by Google:
KML Server requirements
When responding to a request from the Google Earth client, a KML server must
follow a certain set of rules so that the client can correctly interpret
responses.

Upon success, the server must return a response code of HTTP 200 and set the
response's content-type to a suitable MIME type.
Google Earth reads KML and KMZ files, and the MIME types for these are:
application/vnd.google-earth.kml+xml kml
application/vnd.google-earth.kmz kmz
The body of the response must contain valid KML data, including the xml
declaration header (<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>). If the server
returns invalid KML, the Network Link will stop deactivate and output an
error message.

Thanks,
Stefano
 
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M

Matt Dinovo

Create an HttpHandler that sets the Response.ContentType to the proper MIME
type and does a Response.Write of the output xml.

HTH,

Matt Dinovo
 
G

Guest

Response.ContentType="application/vnd.google-earth.kml+xml kml";
XmlDocument doc = new XmlDocument();
doc.LoadXml("your Xml document string here"); // or use doc.Load overload
Response.Write (doc.OuterXml);
Response.End();

Peter
 
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Joerg Jooss

Hello Stefano,
Hi,
I've to return an XML (a KML for Google Earth) from my Web Server. How
can I
do it with ASP.NET 2.0???
These are the requirements for a "KML Server" as stated by Google:
KML Server requirements
When responding to a request from the Google Earth client, a KML
server must
follow a certain set of rules so that the client can correctly
interpret
responses.
Upon success, the server must return a response code of HTTP 200 and
set the
response's content-type to a suitable MIME type.
Google Earth reads KML and KMZ files, and the MIME types for these
are:
application/vnd.google-earth.kml+xml kml
application/vnd.google-earth.kmz kmz
The body of the response must contain valid KML data, including the
xml
declaration header (<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>). If the
server
returns invalid KML, the Network Link will stop deactivate and output
an
error message.

The best approach is to implement a HttpHandler that sets HttpResponse.ContentType
to one of those mentioned above and writes KML to your HttpResponse's OutputStream.
There's really nothing special here.

Cheers,
 

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