UPS Shipping XML API is shit

Well, I really thought I had seen the worst SOAP API with eBay Trading, but that API is like heaven compared to the terse, complicated, and pointlessly documented UPS API. The Developer Docs look like the person was getting paid by the word, if you take my meaning. That is, they’re verbose, but useless. Everything is broken down into small parts, with copious PDFs and Introductions.

Then you’ll get this, alot: Error Code: 1002 – The XML Document is well formed, but this document is invalid.

Oh really? How? Where’s the mistake? I haven’t found it yet and I’ve gone line by line to compare the differences between a successful call and a failed call.

I’ll update this post if I ever figure it out…

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