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Here's the Function

So, here's the function. Place this function in your actions box right below the code we just inserted.

function convertXML() {
    if(this.loaded) {
        content_feed_display = "Data loaded.";
    }
    mainTag = new XML;
    elementTag = new XML;
    articleList = new Array;
    elementList = new Array;
    mainTag = this.firstChild.nextSibling;

    if(mainTag.nodeName.toLowerCase() == "moreovernews") {
        articleList = mainTag.childNodes;
        content_feed_display = "";
        for(i=0;i<%lt%>=articleList.length;i++){
            //initialize a couple of variables to hold xml data we want displayed
            document_url = "";
            headline_text = "";
            if(articleList[i].nodeName.toLowerCase() == "article") {
                //we get the child node array beneath the articles, aka the meat and potatoes we are after
                elementList = articleList[i].childNodes;
                //and loop through that looking for the data we need
                for(j=0;j<%lt%>=elementList.length;j++) {
                    elementTag = elementList[j];
                    elementType = elementTag.nodeName.toLowerCase();
                    if(elementType == "headline_text"){
                    headline_text = elementTag.firstChild.nodeValue;
                    } else {
                        if(elementType == "url"){
                            url = elementTag.firstChild.nodeValue;
                        }
                    }			
                }
            content_feed_display += "<%lt%>p<%gt%><%lt%>font size=\"+2\"<%gt%><%lt%>a href=\"" + url + "\" target=\"_new\"<%gt%>"+ headline_text +"<%lt%>/a<%gt%><%lt%>/font<%gt%><%lt%>/p<%gt%>";	
            } 
        }
    }
}

Okay, nobody run. It's not as bad as it looks. In the next section, we'll go through this and it will all make sense. I promise.

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