Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003 Service Pack 1 offers
connectivity to several types of data sources including XML files, Access
databases, SQL Server databases, SharePoint lists and web services. Additional
connectivity can be achieved by using the XMLHTTPRequest object to connect
InfoPath to the web for data retrieval and submission.
In this article we are going to create a simple RSS feed
reader that demonstrates the use of the XMLHTTPRequest object to retrieve XML
data from the Internet for display in InfoPath.