To this point in the book, we have dangled the use of XML in front of you with no real explanation of how it works. That time has arrived.
In the hands of an experienced programmer, Flash can interact with database applications by way of the
URLVariables classes, perform web service and Flash remoting calls, and even slap a secret handshake with Ajax, thanks to the
ExternalInterface class. All this from a browser plug-in that began its life as a way to improve on ...