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Web Services, Part X: Consuming the StockQuote: Interpreting the XML Response - Doc JavaScript


Web Services, Part X: Consuming the StockQuote

Interpreting the XML Response

Web services respond in XML. The StockQuote Web service responds with 16 different data elements for each trade symbol. Each data item is enclosed within a separate tag. For example, the <High> tag includes the high value of the symbol during the current trading session:

<High>64.70</High>

The market capitalization is denoted by the <MktCap> tag. Notice that the data includes the units of measures (B for Billions):

<MktCap>346.3B</MktCap>

Here is an example listing of the XML response for the symbols YHOO, IBM, and MSFT:

<StockQuotes>
  <Stock>
    <Symbol>YHOO</Symbol>
	<Last>18.93</Last>
	<Date>3/8/2002</Date>
	<Time>4:00pm</Time>
	<Change>+0.99</Change>
	<Open>18.44</Open>
	<High>18.98</High>
	<Low>18.05</Low>
	<Volume>9506500</Volume>
	<MktCap>11.006B</MktCap>
	<PrevClose>17.94</PrevClose>
	<pctChg>+5.52%</PctChg>
	<AnnRange>8.02 - 24.4375</AnnRange>
	<Earns>0.07</Earns>
	<P-E>256.29</P-E>
	<Name>YAHOO INC</Name>
  </Stock>
  <Stock>
    <Symbol>IBM</Symbol>
	<Last>105.09</Last>
	<Date>3/8/2002</Date>
	<Time>4:02pm</Time>
	<Change>+1.38</Change>
	<Open>104.82</Open>
	<High>107.34</High>
	<Low>104.82</Low>
	<Volume>10708000</Volume>
	<MktCap>181.0B</MktCap>
	<PrevClose>103.71</PrevClose>
	<pctChg>+1.33%</PctChg>
	<AnnRange>87.49 - 126.39</AnnRange>
	<Earns>4.35</Earns>
	<P-E>23.84</P-E>
	<Name>INTL BUS MACHINE</Name>
  </Stock>
  <Stock>
    <Symbol>MSFT</Symbol>
	<Last>63.95</Last>
	<Date>3/8/2002</Date>
	<Time>4:01pm</Time>
	<Change>+1.23</Change>
	<Open>63.63</Open>
	<High>64.70</High>
	<Low>63.17</Low>
	<Volume>28780100</Volume>
	<MktCap>346.3B</MktCap>
	<PrevClose>62.72</PrevClose>
	<pctChg>+1.96%</PctChg>
	<AnnRange>47.50 - 76.15</AnnRange>
	<Earns>1.09</Earns>
	<P-E>57.54</P-E>
	<Name>MICROSOFT CP  </Name>
  </Stock>
</StockQuotes>

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