XML text embed in html document (hidden). The xml will be grabbed from the source, formatted as an xml file, and presented to the user as a downloadable file.
Some of my goals for developing this functionality are:
-To have a completely stand-alone product. Meaning, I can offer this simulated file download from within a .html page with no internet connection. So a user downloads this html page and can save it to their dekstop. They can then utilize all its functionality (including xml download - which is really just a fancy export feature) without an internet connection.
The two ways you would normally handle this are via a server-side language or an API (http download). However, neither of these approaches are possible because they require a server and/or an internet connection.