> I looked for information outside of their associate site, but couldn't find anything.
All the information is inside the password protected pages and you need to be an Associate to read them.
I did tell them that was a very stupid idea, but they seem concerned about having tons of detailed information and lots of example code and people using it before they announce it to the wider world.
I still think it is silly, but I guess that I'd rather have them focusing on fixing the XML stream with the missing fields than on moving their XML developers pages.
As for tools and examples, they seem to be coming along. In addition to my Business::Associates package, somebody created an example using Microsoft technologies:http://www.perfectxml.com/articles/XML/TheXMLWeb.asp
I think it is a really great example: Business::Associates is probably over-engineered for many people's sites and some quick hacks will help them. (And his site has lovely colors and a few graphics which is very important: people can't read a page of plain text on the web anymore, let alone the almost 10,000 words of documentation for a package. But that's another rant.)
Anyhow: the perfectxml site mentioned above has a brief summary of the XML interface and what it does.
Hope this is useful to somebody....