We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Can't Load XML with Actionscript 1.0, only works for me with Actionscript 2.0?

parlays asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-21

I am using an old template that runs off of Actionscript 1.0 and when I run the code that loads an XML file, it does not recognize the XML file, it is always undefined.  I tried many different XML files and they all work when compiled in Actionscript 2.0 but none work when compiled in Actionscript 1.0.  I would compile the template using Actionscript 2.0 but then the loadVariables function doesn't work (and I can't get it to load URL encoded variables from an HTML file with Actionscript 2.0).

Any help with finding a way to get it to load the XML file is much appreciated using Actionscript 1.0.  No idea what to do.  Here is the code used, it's pretty standard XML loading code:

var varXML:XML = new XML();

var XMLresult:XML = new XML();

varXML.onLoad=function(success) {
      //blah blah blah
Watch Question

Owner (Aidellio)
Most Valuable Expert 2015
This one is on us!
(Get your first solution completely free - no credit card required)


thank you sire!!

Gain unlimited access to on-demand training courses with an Experts Exchange subscription.

Get Access
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Empower Your Career
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE

Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Unlock the solution to this question.
Join our community and discover your potential

Experts Exchange is the only place where you can interact directly with leading experts in the technology field. Become a member today and access the collective knowledge of thousands of technology experts.

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.