Toying around I needed to query XML from VBScript and parse it out for only the elements I needed. So I wrote a VBScript and figured I would share it. Many posts out there just load a file rather than a URL, this script will do both and I simplified it a bit.
The script here will basically query the URL and parse it our for the element name of description. Find a sitemap for a site and change the URL line like (http://somewhere.com/gsitemap.xml) and then change the xmltag to “loc”.
url = "http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&tab=wn&ned=us&q=test&ie=UTF-8&nolr=1&output=rss" xmltag = "description" set xmlDoc = createobject("Microsoft.XMLDOM") xmlDoc.async = "false" xmlDoc.load (url) set xmlCol = xmldoc.getElementsByTagName(xmltag) For Each Elem In xmlCol wscript.Echo(Elem.firstChild.nodeValue) Next WScript.Echo "XML Element Count :" & xmlCol.length Set xmlCol = Nothing Set xmlDoc = Nothing