i was using a notification that was standard that told me when the
page finished loading... does this have the same sort of
mechanism? (or need it) when fetching the page?
NSURLConnection has a delegate object you can set, which will get
called when the load finishes. You can read about it in the class
docs. I'm pretty sure there is also sample code that demonstrates how
to use NSURLConnection.
If you don't care about doing it asynchronously, NSXMLDocument is a
bit easier to use (it will just block until the page is loaded, and