I have now, using yet another hello world type example, used php to perform basic parsing of the XML query submitted by the Office 2003 Reference and Research module. I will have to test this when I get to work, as I do not have office 2003 here at home. Unless I have it on thelaptop I borrowed from work.. Hmmm….
Some more research down, and I relize the Research and Reference feature uses SOAP. PHP5 supports soap nativly, but 4.x does not. There are PEAR addins for PHP 4 as wel. It lookslike I will ahve to lear SOAP now if I want to do this project.