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How do you take metadata information from a url like this and create an xml file that ArcCatalog's "import xml" metadata tool will accept?

I have tried a few variations on pasting the url information into a text editor and saving as xml but haven't found the right method.

I am using ArcGIS Desktop 10.

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    There is no straightforward way to convert HTML metadata to XML metadata. Are there any alternative parameters to the URL that return metadata in XML format? – blah238 Jan 23 '13 at 20:54
  • none that I could find. – sirgeo Jan 23 '13 at 21:54
  • The download zip contains an xsl file. Have you tried using the XSL file to do the transform? – nmtoken Mar 13 '16 at 10:39
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Unless I'm wrong, they've transformed the XML to formatted HTML. Not sure if there is an easy way to reverse that. Not sure why, but I downloaded the SURN11.zip file and it doesn't have any metadata xml there. ftp://portaldata:freedata@ftp.isc.ca/PackagedData/ISC/SURN.zip Maybe just contact them. I'm sure they have it given the HTML that they are showing.

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