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06-20-2001, 10:16 AM
I am just starting to mess around with XML. I was wondering if all of Flash's use of XML takes place on the server or client side? My site is hosted at Tripod, which means I can't use server-side stuff.

I am creating a page that will show my music collection.
The user needs to be able to show the list by genre, artist or year of release. I know how to do this with VBscript,ASP and an Access (or SQL Server) database, but I can't do that on my Tripod host.

So my question is - can I do something similar with Flash and XML? Can I create an XML file instead of the Access Database, one that will hold all album information? And then can I use Flashscript to handle all of the user interaction?


PS - Please check out my site-in-progress, done entirely in Flash. The only HTML is the entry page that displays the initial Flash. Most of the links don't work, but the layout and interface (hopefully) does.


06-20-2001, 10:23 PM
The flash is all done on the client side. Flash will quie happily load the XML from a file, which makes it really easy to test etc.

If you have a look at:


You can download my latest news app and all you need to do is edit the XML file and the end user has no problems changing it for their own uses.