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Foundation ActionScript for Flash 8 by David Powers, Sham Bhangal, Kristian Besley

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Chapter 13. LOADING DYNAMIC DATA WITH XML

What we'll cover in this chapter:

  • Understanding how XML pages are structured

  • Using the XML and XMLNode classes to load data into Flash

  • Turning an XML object into something Flash can use

  • Populating the Futuremedia site with data

Unless you've been on Mars for the past few years, you're bound to have heard a lot about Extensible Markup Language (XML) and how important it is to the Web. It's a buzzword that really buzzes. Yet, in spite of all the noise, many web designers rarely come into contact with XML, mainly because you can't build websites with XML alone—at least not with most XML documents. XML is surrounded by mystique. You know it's cool, but you're not quite sure how.

The great news is that XML is incredibly ...

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