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Thread: ONE out of a number of variables saved via ASP

  1. #1
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    Wink

    Hi

    Well I've tried before.. I have no troubles reading anything with ASP and presenting it in Flash 5.

    But I cant figure out how to store a single variable to ASP. It seems FLASH insist on "exporting" every variable in the entire program (including the accumulated chat). Isn't there a way to limit this overhead??

    More specific: I've made an Flash front end to an ASP chat. The actual chat is stored in the application object, serverside (but it could have been a text file or a database as well). Reading the chat into Flash and throwing it around in funny ways is no problem.. But grabing a users "one-liner" (chat!!) and sending it back to ASP in an effective way seems impossible, since the overhead of the rest of the variables kills the bandwith..

    Am I making myself understood? Else - please ask!

    I am persistent with this, since the resulting flickerfree almost working chat holds great promises when considering simplicity and multiple installations on a single server (on a school: a number of "classrooms").

    (I would love to avoid XML socket servers - but am prepared to use XML if this is a way to store/export those variables)

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    The Supreme Shaman and Keeper of Polar Lights
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    Hi !

    You may try to move single variable, that must be send to ASP, in separate symbol and call loadvariables with get or post from that symbol

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    Hi Ilya

    Thanks for the strategy - I had a dim idea in the same direction and I'll keep your input as plan B, as I thisn I've found another way that just requires a rewrite of my loadVariablesNum statement.

    This neither uses POST or GET and looks like:
    loadVariablesNum ("NameOfScript.asp?newchat=" add ASnewCharVar, 0);

    Thanks again
    MGade

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    XML chat.. Yet another approach found

    Check out http://www.asp101.com/articles/misc/chat.asp..

    I get some errors trying to run it - but I believe the idea of using XML is sound??

    (This chat thing is a "left hand project" for me - but others could benefit right away)

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    Hi.

    if you send a user's contribution to the chat via ?text=.... you should definitely escape() that text....
    loadVariablesNum('script.asp?newchat=' + escape(ASnewCharVar)

    Musicman

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    Hi Musicman

    You have a point there!!! Thanks!

    mGade

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