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AS3 loading PHP generated XML not working on-line

Posted on 2011-02-18
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Hi,

I have an AS3 game that is loading a php generated xml file.  The path used for PHP file is absolute.  When I run the application locally, the xml file loads, but on-line nothing happens.  The file doesn't load and no IO errors are reported.  I tested the IO reporting funtion locally by changing the path name and it reported the errors.  

The PHP generated XML file that I am accessing is on another server.

I was able to get the application working on-line by copying the xml data to a new xml file, placing that on my server and accessing it from that location.  This of course is not a solution as the PHP generated XML reflects the current information stored in a database.

Any help would be appreciated.

Best regards,


Chris McLaughlin
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This is a cross domain restriction for Flash. You cannot retrieve data from a different domain, and no error messages are displayed.
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14213.html#main_load

However if you own the other server, you can create a crossdomain.xml file to allow the inclusion. For a complete reference look here
http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/142/tn_14213.html#main_main_policy

If you can't create the crossdomain.xml, you have a last chance: create a script (ie, php, asp, ruby..) on your domain that reads the xml file on the other server (no limitations doing this) and outputs without modification.
In this way you can call an "xml" located in your domain that actually resides on an external domain.
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Hi Lamase,

Thanks for the info.  I thougth it had something to do with that.  I believe that I was able to get data from another server using the POST mehtod, but I'm guessing this is different.

As the game will live on the other server, putting it on the server, would solve the problem-- yes?

Thanks again,


Chris
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