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File needed on server to allow flash to contact web service?

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I have a web service that I am calling from an external domain and I was curious what kind of file I need to put on the server to allow it to make the calls.  I read somewhere that I need a file on the server to do this but cant remember what one or what needs to be in it.

I would love to use flash remoting but in reading most of the examples I saw, it seemed that you needed a proper WSDL file and the service I am calling just returns xml and doesn't have a WSDL.
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You basically need a crossdomain.xml file on your server so that the SWF files in other domain can call...
Check these links out...

http://www.crossdomainxml.org/

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Our server guy is out today so I will have to wait till tomorrow to get one of these on the server...
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... and is it true that you need a WSDL to implement flash remoting as opposed to just consuming the XML?
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Um...  I am not 100% sure what you are asking there, but you don't need the Flash Remoting to consume the WSDL...  You can utilize the WebServiceConnector component to do so...

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http://www.flashmagazine.com/923.htm

The site above talks about Flash Remoting as an alternative to consuming the xml returned by a web service directly.  The web service I am calling doesnt have a WSDL but simply returns XML so I didnt think flash remoting was an option for me nor was using any of the WebService classes...  Can I use flash remoting or the web service components without a WSDL?  (hopefully more clear?)
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What I am trying to say is...
You can simply use XML.load() function to load the XML data from the server without using the Flash Remoting or WebServiceConnector component...
You can however use those if you choose to/required to...  Those can be convinient for some cases, but that's not the only one you can use to load the XML data out of the server...  But there are circumstances when you have to use, but I don't think that applies to your case and I think that's beyond the scope of your question...

So, to answer your question again, yes, you can use those to load the XML data from the server, but it is not always necessary to do so...

I suggest you check out the XML object in Flash to learn more about it and see if you can use that one instead...  ;)

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thanks for answering the off topic question.  We put a cross domain file on the server and got the movie to work so thanks for that too!  :)
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Glad to hear that you've got it working...  :)

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