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ActionScript 2.0 Language Reference for Macromedia® Flash® 8 by Shimul Rahim, Robert L. Dixon, Jen deHaan, Francis Cheng

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XMLSocket

Object
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  +-XMLSocket

public class XMLSocket
extends Object

The XMLSocket class implements client sockets that let the computer running Flash Player communicate with a server computer identified by an IP address or domain name. The XMLSocket class is useful for client-server applications that require low latency, such as real-time chat systems. A traditional HTTP-based chat solution frequently polls the server and downloads new messages using an HTTP request. In contrast, an XMLSocket chat solution maintains an open connection to the server, which lets the server immediately send incoming messages without a request from the client. To use the XMLSocket class, the server computer must run a daemon that understands the protocol used by ...

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