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  1. #1
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    Sep 2004

    RSS feeds

    How can I get the latest headlines from a bbc rss feed on my mobile phone using flash lite?

    I saw adobe's example but it's no use as it uses coldfusion.

    Any ideas?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Akron OH, USA
    First, your phone plan must allow loading of data from any web server, and not be limited to a "walled garden" of web sites selected by the carrier, unless the source of the RSS is one of the allowed web sites.

    If your phone supports Flash Lite 2.x then you can load the news feed directly from the source. You should be able to just use the XML.load("urlto.xml") with the url pointing to the rss xml log file. Flash can parse the xml, and you would set up ActionScript in your SWF to display the news accordingly.

    If your phone supports Flash Lite 1.1 only (no XML support), then you will need to use a server side process to convert the xml log file into the name/value pair format compatible with Flash Lite 1.1. This may be the reason that Adobe example uses CF.
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