I'm 2 days old in Flex so excuse me if this sounds silly. I'm
trying to create a little widget that can be hosted on any website.
This flex application accesses data from finance.yahoo.com. Note
that i don't want to limit myself to hosting my flex app on a
Is there a means to access data from the yahoo portal by
means of some code within the flex app? I don't know much about
crossdomain.xml but the thing is creating and saving the XML file
may not be under my control.
I have a working prototype that works well when launched from
within Flex environment.
I would appreciate your help.
your flash widget can only access data from servers, which
allow access per crossdomain.xml or from your server. That´s a
security thing which comes with the flash player. ( if yahoo
didn´t allow access to their content that´s bad luck )
Dependend on the amount of data it may make sense to get data
by some server scripts and store the data on your server and access
it via flash.