In my current role,I am using Flash and Xml, the problem i face is if i change anything in the flash(content), I have to open up a new window for the changes to be reflected, just wanted to know if Ajax might help me out to reflect the changes like it does for any other application after a fixed time interval( ie asynchronously) [Editted to provide meaningful topic] [ July 13, 2006: Message edited by: David O'Meara ]
To clarify, are you talking about the fact that Flash doesn't reflect updated external XML content?
Alternatively, you can use a socket server with XMLSockets in Flash to maintain a continuous connection to the XML content and reflect updated content immediately.
Look into FLEX. You do not have to use their builder to use FLEX. Google uses it in their finicial page with the stock window you can drag and drop date ranges and such.
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Sas, Sorry for not putting across the details earlier, the problem is,its not a live layer and i do not want the flash to be continiously updated on the live site, it will use the bandwidth for no reason.I am using flash &xml during development layer, and during content uploading and changes doesnt reflect even if i refresh the page, i have to necessarily reload my page or flush out my cookies n all.
I had recommended to them,as it was earlier suggested by you but it was rejected and since they are gonna incorporate Ajax later, i was wondering if ajax can help me with my issues
Also want to inform that we are using our own customized tool, to maintain the consistentcy.
I am still not very clear that Ajax can help me or not
Thanks for your valuable suggestion
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Code use Iframes to refresh the content.
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Ajax and Flash are both request and response type approaches. This means that they have to poll the server for changes or use some other event to check for changes. Ajax doesn't offer you any advantages over Flash in this regard.