XML feed from Twitter

Hi, this works on my desktop but not online: I call Main() at any point on the tmeline so I thought  it would have enough time to parse the xml...and if not how do I???

Cheers


var twitterXML:XML; // This holds the xml data
		
		function Main()
		{
			var myTwitterID:Number = 19526069; 
			// Fire the loadTwitterXML method, passing it the url to your Twitter info:
			loadTwitterXML("http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/19526069.xml");
			
		
		function loadTwitterXML(URL:String):void
		{
			var urlLoader:URLLoader = new URLLoader();
			// When all the junk has been pulled in from the url, we'll fire finishedLoadingXML:
			urlLoader.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, finishLoadingXML);
			urlLoader.load(new URLRequest(URL));			
		}
		
		function finishLoadingXML(e:Event = null):void
		{
			// All the junk has been pulled in from the xml!  Hooray!
			// Remove the eventListener as a bit of housecleaning:
			e.target.removeEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, finishLoadingXML);
			
			trace("LOADED");
			
			// Populate the xml object with the xml data:
			twitterXML = new XML(e.target.data);
			showTwitterStatus();
		}
		
		function showTwitterStatus():void
		{
			trace(twitterXML);
			
			// Prep the text field to hold our latest Twitter update:
			twitter_txt.wordWrap = true;
			twitter_txt.autoSize = TextFieldAutoSize.LEFT;
			
			// Populate the text field with the first element in the status.text nodes:
			twitter_txt.htmlText = twitterXML.status.text[0];
		}
    }

Open in new window

LVL 2
SideasAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Jones911Commented:
It wont ever work.  Twitter have a crossdomain policy that prohibit this.

Take a look at the prebuilt API's or gather the XML via a prozy on your server.

http://apiwiki.twitter.com/Libraries#ActionScript/Flash
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Jones911Commented:
You can view the crossdomain.xml file here if your interested: http://www.twitter.com/crossdomain.xml
0
ccareyCommented:
You can get around this by creating your own proxy using server side code (PHP, ColdFusion etc) to retrieve the XML and supply it to you. That circumvents the whole crossdomain business.

the call looks something like this:

http://mydomain.com/proxy.cfm?url=http://yourdomain.com/file.xml
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Adobe Flash

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.