In this article we used the XMLHTTPRequest object to create
a simple RSS feed reader in InfoPath and demonstrate how to retrieve XML data
from the Internet for use in InfoPath. The advantage of this technique is that
it is not limited to a specific web technology, but can be applied to any that can
return XML data including classic web technologies such as Active Server Pages
(ASP) and Common Gateway Interface (CGI) applications. This effectively
connects InfoPath to the web through XMLHTTP.