Flash XML Applications


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Chapter 4: Problem with URL in Proxy.php

On 11-7-07 Frank reported: "The proxy.php link in the html file on the cd is not accurate. It is shown as http://www.flashscript.com/flashapplications/tutorials/proxy/test_xhtml.htm but that link does not work."

The correct URL is:


Chapter 5: Siblings.fla

Alex has reported an error thrown when the Siblings.fla movie is tested: Type mismatch in assignment statement..... This error is thrown because the variables are of datatype "XMLNode" but the value is a string. Either delete "nodeValue" or change the datatype of the variables to "String".

Chapter 2: Hello

On 12-4-07 Steve left the following comment: I'm sorry to report that I'm having a problem with the first exercise in the book. I'm new to programming and both actionscripting and XML so forgive me. On pages 12 - 14, you describe how to make a simple external actionscript file load into a movie created in a .FLA file exported as an .SWF. I assume some things, like the ..AS file needs to be saved as Hello.as even though you don't say this in your instructions. Using the command plus enter key command (for a mac) to test the movie, the window is blank. I thought I should see the text "Hello, my first script." in there.

The script has to be saved as "Hello.as". You can download the first script.

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