Introduction

XML

XML, the other markup language, is used by many server-side applications to handle complex datasets. Recent additions include Web services and RSS feeds. While we can write our own XML files for certain applications and determine how we want to parse XML, RSS feeds and Web services have a given XML file structure, for which we need to write a parser. The XML object was first introduced in Flash 5, but at that time did not get as much attention. Parsing XML in Flash 5 was harder because white space had to be considered for the parser. With the introduction of dynamic loading of objects such as images and audio in Flash MX, and the introduction of the ignoreWhite Boolean, which eliminates the white space during parsing of XML, ...

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