In conclusion the idea's and scripts contained in this article will make it possible for you to include data from any source in your Flash movie. As stated over and over again - the hardest part of all of this is parsing and formatting the returned data in a way that Flash can easily display it. Since most services return information formatted as somewhat complex html - this can become difficult and time consuming.
Hopefully by reading over this tutorial you get an idea of what is possible when Flash uses a proxy script such as the ones presented. Because Flash has many advantages over HTML (such as: not needing to be refreshed or requiring a user action to load new content/data) and allowing much greater flexibility. The use of the scripts and idea's presented should make it possible for many new applications and ways to use Flash.
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|Jeffrey Hill is a freelance web developer from Boulder, Colorado. He specializes in creating and developing dynamic database driven Flash content, applications, and content management systems. Specialty's include SQL, PHP, Perl, and XML.|
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