troubleshooting Question

passing variable between parents and children in AS3

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I am loading a clip by using a loader like this:

var url:String;
var request:URLRequest;
var Loader_1:Loader;

url = "home.swf";
request = new URLRequest(url);
Loader_1 = new Loader();
Loader_1.load(request);
Loader_1.name = "loaded_clip";
Loader_1.contentLoaderInfo.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, load_complete);

// the load complete function
// ----------------------------------
function load_complete(e:Event) {
      main_stage.addChild(Loader_1);
      removeEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, load_complete);
}

// end of code

Now I simply want to be able to pass a variable either to the child clip from the parent or grab a value from the parent in the child clip, but all of the usual ways that I have seen posted do not work. Is this even possible?

So far I have tried many different variations of:

          MovieClip(parent.parent).whatever = 10;

and nothing is working.

If I try to trace the parent of the child clip, the farthest I can go back is the loader itself. If I try to get the parent of the loader, I get a 'null reference' error. I've given the loaded clip a name of "loaded_clip" and added it as a child of "main_stage", but when I try to get the parent of "loaded_clip", I get the same null reference error.

How the heck do you pass variables when you can refernce the parent clip?

Thanks
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