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Flash XML Applications by Joachim Bernhard Schnier

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2ActionScript 2 Revisited

Why Learn ActionScript 2?

Before we continue to work with XML we need to cover some Flash ActionScript. The ActionScript in this book is strictly ActionScript 2 (AS2) using object-oriented programming (OOP). If you are familiar with AS2 and OOP syntax you can skip this crash course and go directly to the next chapter. Otherwise, unless you intend to learn AS2 from a different source, it is essential to read this chapter. Initially, coming from ActionScript 1, you may not feel comfortable using AS2, but not to worry; once you get used to AS2 and using class files you will not miss AS1 any more, because you will be in control of the ActionScript and the movie and not the other way round.

Why is this so? AS2 has strict ...

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