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Thread: New to AS3 and xml...please help

  1. #1

    New to AS3 and xml...please help

    Alright, here goes:

    I'm creating a personal website and I've been working on a section where you can get the latest news headlines. Everything seems to work perfectly when I'm in CS3 but when I put the .swf file onto my site it doesn't show anything.

    the site is here:

    http://filebox.vt.edu/users/patel/index3.html

    and this is the code:

    var loader:URLLoader = new URLLoader();
    loader.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, onLoaded);

    lb.addEventListener(Event.CHANGE, itemChange);

    function itemChange(e:Event):void
    {
    ta2.text = lb.selectedItem.label;
    ta.text = lb.selectedItem.data;
    //ta3.htmlText = "For full story click here " + lb.selectedItem.link;
    ta3.htmlText = "<a href=\"" + lb.selectedItem.link + "\">" + "For full story CLICK HERE" + "</a>";
    }

    var xml:XML;

    function onLoaded(e:Event):void
    {
    xml = new XML(e.target.data);
    var il: XMLList = xml.channel.item;
    for(var i:uint=0; i<il.length(); i++)
    {
    lb.addItem({data:il.description.text()[i], link:il.link.text()[i],
    label:il.title.text()[i]});
    }

    }

    loader.load(new URLRequest("http://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_world_edition/front_page/rss.xml"));

  2. #2
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    Holosuite User
    Try installing debug player, it would save you from situation like this
    This is the error message I get when enter your site:
    Error #2044: Unhandled securityError:. text=Error #2048: Security sandbox violation: http://filebox.vt.edu/users/patel/xml.swf cannot load data from http://newsrss.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonl...t_page/rss.xml.
    at xml_fla::MainTimeline/frame1()
    And here's their crossdomain.xml:
    HTML Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" ?> 
    - <cross-domain-policy>
      <allow-access-from domain="downloads.bbc.co.uk" /> 
      <allow-access-from domain="www.bbcamerica.com" /> 
      <allow-access-from domain="*.bbcamerica.com" /> 
      <allow-access-from domain="www.bbc.co.uk" /> 
      <allow-access-from domain="news.bbc.co.uk" /> 
      <allow-access-from domain="newsimg.bbc.co.uk" /> 
      <allow-access-from domain="nolpreview11.newsonline.tc.nca.bbc.co.uk" /> 
      <allow-access-from domain="newsrss.bbc.co.uk" /> 
      <allow-access-from domain="newsapi.bbc.co.uk" /> 
      <allow-access-from domain="extdev.bbc.co.uk" /> 
      <allow-access-from domain="stats.bbc.co.uk" /> 
      <allow-access-from domain="*.bbc.co.uk" /> 
      <allow-access-from domain="*.bbc.com" /> 
    - <!-- allow access for BBC jam servers
      --> 
      <allow-access-from domain="jam.bbc.co.uk" /> 
      <allow-access-from domain="dc01.dc.bbc.co.uk" /> 
      </cross-domain-policy>
    And... your site isn't on the list, so you can't get the data from there...

  3. #3
    I see...thanks a lot for the help, now I just have to find an rss where I can get the information

  4. #4
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    Holosuite User
    Hm... actualy, you may have some PHP/ASP script on your server that'll get the feed whence flash requests it. So that flash won't have to load the feed by itself.

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