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    Is it possible to make Polls in 3D Flash?

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    Originally posted by Wheeljack
    Is it possible to make Polls in 3D Flash?

    yeah!

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    Well...is there a tutoral on how to do so? lol

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    complicated

    Originally posted by Wheeljack
    Well...is there a tutoral on how to do so? lol
    Not yet. I'm working on a guestbook one that should help.

    Basically you have to interact with your server using a server side scripting. Having 3dfa send variables to the server is easy. Something like a poll would be very easy.

    Have a set of radio buttons and and submit button that sends the variables to the server.

    The hard part is you will need to understand a scripting languge like ASP, PHP, Coldfusion, Perl or the like.

    I use PHP it's free and widely used on Unix and Win servers.

    The guestbook I'm doing is soley for example purposes I think doing it as HTML is a better idea in the long run but for someone trying to do an eniterly flash site it would be useful.

    Do a forum search for Variables there are several threads about doing this part.


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    perl vs. PHP

    Bret, are perl/cgi and PHP similar? I have a book recently purchased (Elizabeth Castro Visual Quickstart Guide to Perl) which is really good, and I'm gradually learning about Perl. Of course, all i need to code it is a text editor - are there any advantages to PHP? Is it a steep learning curve?
    Thanks!
    Jon E.

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    Re: perl vs. PHP

    Originally posted by JDE
    Bret, are perl/cgi and PHP similar? I have a book recently purchased (Elizabeth Castro Visual Quickstart Guide to Perl) which is really good, and I'm gradually learning about Perl. Of course, all i need to code it is a text editor - are there any advantages to PHP? Is it a steep learning curve?
    Thanks!
    Jon E.
    PHP is WAY easier to learn than Perl. It was desinged to do just server scripting and so you don't have the overhead of Perl. Perl can do SO much more that you don't need.

    PHP has numerous builtin functions for working with things like MySql databases in Perl you have to build everythng from scratch mostly

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    Hm, do you have any sites that help teach people this scripting or?

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    Originally posted by Wheeljack
    Hm, do you have any sites that help teach people this scripting or?
    http://www.php.net/tut.php
    http://www.php.net/

    http://www.phpbuilder.com

    books:
    Advanced PHP Visual Quickstart
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...972/bretsplace

    PHP for the world wide web
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...870/bretsplace
    Visual Quickstart

    Build your own database driven website
    with PHP and MySql
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...802/bretsplace


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