Jay- Thanks for the help. It really helped me understand some of the differences between the two and how i could use cURL if i wanted to. -- Dave Olsen, EOS Webmaster Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Phone: 301-867-2032 http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/ http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/ http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/ .:: proud supporter of DC United FC ::.