how to pass a xml text string as parameter to a web service?

I defined the the web service as the following:

public string SaveQuestion(string qusxml)
return "OK";

the parameter 'qusxml' is a xml text string. But in the client, I try to pass a xml string to it, it return a error like this,
System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Server was unable to read request. ---> System.InvalidOperationException: There is an error in XML document (5, 28). ---> System.Xml.XmlException: 'Text' is an invalid node type. Line 5, position 28.
at System.Xml.XmlReader.ReadElementString()
at Microsoft.Xml.Serialization.GeneratedAssembly.XmlSerializationReader1.Read10_SaveQuestion()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer.Deserialize(XmlReader xmlReader, String encodingStyle)
at System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer.Deserialize(XmlReader xmlReader)
at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapServerProtocol.ReadParameters()
--- End of inner exception stack trace ---
at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapServerProtocol.ReadParameters()
at System.Web.Services.Protocols.WebServiceHandler.Invoke()
at System.Web.Services.Protocols.WebServiceHandler.CoreProcessRequest()

Anyone can tell me how to pass a xml text string as parameter? thanks
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In your consumer code or client you would have something like this.

XmlDocument _xdoc = new XmlDocument();
'load the document
string _result = ws.SaveQuestion( _xdoc.OuterXml );
catch( Exception _ex )

6/3/2004 12:20:49 PM
Thank you for your reply.

My client code is the following: (in client-side javascript)
var xmldoc = new ActiveXObject("Msxml2.DOMDocument.4.0");
xmldoc.async = false;

var node = null;

node = xmldoc.createProcessingInstruction("xml", "version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'");
node = null;
var root = xmldoc.createElement("QUESTION");

var curEle = xmldoc.createElement("CONTENT");
curEle.text = Form1.editor.value;
curEle = null;

curEle = xmldoc.createElement("ANSWER");
curEle.text = Form1.ans.value;
curEle = null;

savequsid = service.SmallQA.callService(savequestionResult, "SaveQuestion", xmldoc.xml);

Is there a problem? How to do? thanks.
6/4/2004 1:21:15 AM

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