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Foundation XML and E4X for Flash and Flex by Sas Jacobs

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Chapter 9. COMMUNICATING WITH THE SERVER

So far in this book, you've seen how to work with XML content in both Flash and Flex. We started by examining the new XML class. We've loaded external static XML documents and learned how to use a SWF application to make modifications to an XML object.

In this chapter, we'll focus on the interaction between the SWF and server-side files. The server-side logic is provided by an application server and a server-side language like PHP, VB .NET, or ColdFusion. The SWF application needs to request a page written in one of these languages and send variables for processing. The variables may be sent so that the server-side page can update the data source. They may also be sent so that the server-side page can do ...

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