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Understanding Flash MX 2004 ActionScript 2 by Alex Michael

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XML Object

What is XML?

XML (extensible markup language) is becoming a standard way to export and import data from different systems. It is a simplified markup language that makes it easy for different systems to read data in, without knowing the exact structure of the data. If the XML data description has been properly created it is possible to add extra information to your XML data files without affecting the systems that are already using the information.

If you load XML data into Flash, an object will be created that will allow you to easily manipulate and extract the data. The same object is available to create XML data, and export it to an external system. XML uses tags very similar to HTML; instead of describing the structure of the ...

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