I am using a GET request to fetch what I expect to be an XML document from an endpoint. The response has the following structure:
' <itunes:explicit>clean</itunes:explicit>\n' + ' <itunes:episode>11</itunes:episode>\n' + ' <itunes:episodeType>full</itunes:episodeType>\n' +
(This is from a console log in a Node.js function).
I haven’t encountered a response like this before and am having trouble doing anything useful with it. I’ve tried:
- Changing the response type and encoding of my GET function
- Parsing the response with an XML parser – this throws an error
- Removing the newline and + characters manually with regex (I’d like to avoid this, but it doesn’t seem to work anyway)
It’s worth saying that the response looks as you’d expect in a browser window:
Am I missing something fundamental about how this data is encoded / structured and what is the best way to turn it into something I can work with?
Rookie error. In case anyone else stumbles across this; I expected the response from my Axios GET request to be the xml. The response was actually in a
data property in the response:
const response = await axios.get(url); const myXML = response.data;
Answered By – Matt Saunders
Answer Checked By – Cary Denson (AngularFixing Admin)