So far in the book, I've shown you how to work with the new XML and
XMLList classes in ActionScript 3.0. You can create a new XML object declaratively, in the same way that you would create any other type of variable. While it can be useful to create XML variables with ActionScript, it's much more flexible to load XML content from an external data source, and that's the topic of this chapter.
You can load external XML content either by accessing a static XML document or by requesting data from a database. If you choose the second option, you'll need some type of server-side page to generate an XML information stream from the database. You can use a language like ASP.
NET, PHP, or ColdFusion ...