Decoding and Understanding XML Data from APIs

The main insights from this meeting are:

- The speaker is discussing issues with copying and pasting data from a partner's XML-based APIs, particularly when using Microsoft's nonstandard form. - They suggest encoding the raw XML data in base64 to ensure clarity and consistency of characters. - They introduce a tool called CyberChef, which can help with decoding and studying weird data. - The speaker recommends experimenting with CyberChef to find the proper encoding and rules for working with the data. - They mention encountering similar issues with XML APIs in other areas of the application and express concerns about consistency and data integrity. - The speaker attributes these issues to the complexity of XML and the challenges of working with legacy systems. - The meeting ends with a discussion about updating a boolean value to a number.

(Source: Office Hours 6/2 )

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