[thelist] Flash and a database

Susan Wallace susanhw at webcastle.com
Wed May 1 09:40:01 CDT 2002

Thanks Erik! (Sorry for the misspelling last time)

>... in other words just name/value pairs.

Got it!

>If you know JavaScript, you won't have to concentrate on learning
>ActionScript ... but rather learning what Flash can do w/0
>ActionScript, then just getting familiar with the Flash specific
>ActionScript properties and methods.

Ok, I'll go there first.

I will be harsh and say you're obviously in denial ... Get over it!
>You are all about Flash. Flash is among your blood, between it and
>you, there is no distinction; one cannot exist without the other.

Ha! Is this one of those "Borg" things people warned me about? ;-)

New question:

If I have to create a datasource, then build at least a partial script page
for Flash to connect to, the only advantage I see to this is that I can use
Flash to display dynamic content. It's not that I don't see the use, it
just seems a bit redundant. Will the latest version of Flash offer
something new (like a direct connection to the DB?) or is that what the XML
is better for?

Not trying to start a flame war, just asking!

Thanks again for the help!

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