I was told that the HTTPService (using POST) has been enhaced
to better report server side errors. In particular, when the server
responds with a status 500 one is not able to see the actual error
from the server.
This problem still exists and as a result makes using Flex as
an RIA platform not play by the rules. Meaning, one can't have
multiple front end applications using the same server side
application without having to do special things for Flex
Since the http socket in browsers support this capability I
don't understand why Flash player has limitations in this regard.