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Re: Nmap and XML Output Questions
From: Alan Jones <asj () ipa net>
Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 15:39:43 -0500 (GMT-05:00)

I tried again to get IE to open the XML file and just get the error
The XML page cannot be displayed 
Cannot view XML input using XSL style sheet. Please correct the error and then click the Refresh button, or try again 
later. 


Opening in Excel is an easy way to then manipulate the data to many other formats, etc.  Excel 2000, XP, 2003, along 
with Open Office all support XML, but for some reason only Excel 2000 was able to read the Nmap output and now not sure 
if that is the case.





-----Original Message-----
From: Stou Sandalski <stou.sandalski () gmail com>
Sent: May 17, 2004 2:48 PM
To: Alan Jones <asj () ipa net>
Cc: nmap-dev () insecure org
Subject: Re: Nmap and XML Output Questions

IE should open it, and i don't see why excel like applications would
need to or want to open xml files that have nothing to do with
'excel-like' activities... I have an app that successfully reads nmap
output but since its pretty pathetic right now i'll wait either a
month or untill its not so embarassing before i release it'.  Database
servers like DB2 and MSSQL i think even some mysql and postgresql
implementations can read xml files and store them in databases (just
FYI, its better then excel tables)




The only 'thing' (can't say a problem) i see with the nmap xml output
is that the OS/machine type is free text so subsequent processing with
a front-end or other type of application is kind of unclean.

On Mon, 17 May 2004 14:28:30 -0500 (GMT-05:00), Alan Jones <asj () ipa net> wrote:

How do other use the Nmap XML output on Win32??  I found that OpenOffice.org Calc could not open the XML file as 
anything other then a plain text file.  MS Office 2000 could open the XML file in Excel, but Excel 2003 does not , 
not sure what M$ changed there.

How doe others use the XML output and  what applications have successfully read the output other than your custom 
applications?

Alan

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