note: as clumsy of a process as all of that might seem, i understand that this is what computers do very well, they automate the processing of clumsy tasks.
this process of logging in(obtain session id) and then accessing the community outlook information could be automated using metatrader's built in programming language, or it could also be written as a php web application which could become your own personal view of the metatrader system.
it seems that i have misplaced my login for the email that i used to register here at myfxbook, so i have not actually tried to run that link with a valid account email and password... ( i also misplaced my myfxbook password)
so i dont actually know if what we are doing with that link is correct or not...
i have perhaps incorrectly assumed that it would work as expected..
perhaps i should reregister another account here at myfxbook and then i can test this link more.
var general=xmlDoc.getElementsByTagName('general'); demoAccountsPercentage=general.getElementsByTagName('demoAccountsPercentage').childNodes.nodeValue; document.write('demoAccountsPercentage='+demoAccountsPercentage+'\n');
do not insert this code into your public website, as it would contain your myfxbook userid and password in plain view for others to see.
my preference would be to use php on a linux box, hands down.
just fyi, this information is possibly useful by some traders, for any of several reasons, this api gives us the ability to constantly monitor these values and then we can do whatever we want with said values... ie, we could issue cell phone or email alerts based upon some triggered conditions...
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