I've been looking without success for documentation that
defines the behavior of Flash/Actionscript when submitting an HTTP
request. I've read so far (on sites other than Adobe's) that Flash
will proxy it's requests through the browser thus picking up any
cookies that are tied to the site that the request is sent to. I've
also heard that this proxying does not work for Remoting and
Can someone point me to the documentation that definitively
describes how Flash submits HTTP requests? Can I rely on it to
proxy through the browser? My chief concern is that the Flash
application shares the session cookies with the browser since flash
I'd be interested to know if there's some official docs as
What I can say is that I've observed the behaviour you want.
When using POST requests on my site the browser cookies are
included in firefox, safari and IE (all windows)- verifed with
Fiddler2. If you make a POST submission/request you can also add
custom headers to the http request from within flash as well.
I know you can't add the custom headers when making a GET
request, but I assume the cookies would still work.
I haven't tried remoting or uploads to see if they behave
Hey GWD- thanks for the reply. I've also observed the
behavior described above too but I need some concrete info from
Adobe before I start relying on this all over my site.
Hey Adobe- This seems like a fundamental behavior of your
product. It makes no sense that it remains shrouded in mystery.
Please provide us a link to the documentation - or WRITE SOME if it
doesn't exist- that describes what promises Flash makes to
developers regarding ActionScript generated requests and their
interaction with the browser.