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XML-RPC is simply a text file that contains information marked up in a confusing, tortuous way (XML). See http://www.xmlrpc.com/ for the gruesome details.
To read the file in Lingo, you need (1) import the raw XML text, and then (2) parse the XML into some format that is useful to you. You can combine these two steps using the parseURL method of the XMLParser Xtra, or use the XML methods of the Flash Xtra.
What version of Director can one get and use the XML Parser? Does come free with MX04, and does it work only with that version?
What version of Flash Xtra has XML capabilities, and what is the earliest version of Director that can work that?
I have 8.5 (8.5.1) and was curious to know if I can access XML content without having to upgrade....
I have found a satisfactory answer to my own question.
1) An article at director-online.com (see link below) says XML parser Xtra was introduced with Dir 7.
2) Dir 8.5 does have XMLParser.x32 in its "...Xtras/Media Support" folder
Also note that if you poke around in the Shockwave folder, you can locate the new improved XML Xtra (fixed a nasty memory leak, includes a new and useful .MakePropList() method). I'm pretty sure the new Xtra will work with older Director (8.5 or MX)
And there's the XML parser from Andy White:
and how-to's on:
Never used them though, just the Xtra...
> Also note that if you poke around in the Shockwave folder, you can locate the
> new improved XML Xtra (fixed a nasty memory leak, includes a new and useful
> .MakePropList() method). I'm pretty sure the new Xtra will work with older
> Director (8.5 or MX)
> -- Luke
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