Introduction to XML in Flash
       by senocular

XML With Respect to Flash
So what's the big deal about XML in Flash? Nothing really. Its just XML... and Flash. There is no huge bond or special relation that the two entities have with each other. Flash does, however, provide you with a simple means of collecting data from an XML source and interpreting it in a way that can be understood in ActionScript. Simply, you've got yourself a way of loading information into Flash. It's easy to get carried away with the current buzz surrounding XML at this point as its becoming so widely used for so many things, but really, when it comes down to it, and in the simplest terms, all you get in the end is just some formatted text that you can load into Flash during runtime. Not to say that's a bad thing. No, not at all. And XML is good, but it can easily be touted to be more than it really is. So before you get too excited, realize that this is not rocket science; its just text and Flash loading it in. That's nothing new, right?


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