Simple XML strange varibale problem

EDIT : WOW!Resolved myself within 2 minutes after posting. Lucky posting here. Solution in my 2nd post on this thread.

Hi Everyone,

I am just going mad on 1 thing. It is very simple but really i am frustrated to figure out whats wrong:

i have some code reading my XML file

**var gogURL:XML = new XML();


gogURL.onLoad = function() 
	var ss:Number = gogetURL.childNodes[1].firstChild;
		trace("ss accessed");


and my XML is

<?xml version=“1.0” encoding=“ISO-8859-1”?>

Now it is not reading “if” loop but ss trace is giving 1.

I have tried ss as a Number/String… etc everything and also
if(gogURL.childNodes[1].firstChild==1) but nothing works.

So you see any reason for it not to execute If loop