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The ActionScript™ 3.0 Migration Guide: Making the Move from ActionScript 2.0 by Kris Hadlock

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Chapter 10. XML

XML IS AN IMPORTANT PART of dynamic ActionScript development, as it provides ways to define external data and simplify your ActionScript code. You can update XML content in a published Flash movie without republishing the Flash movie. XML data can also be dynamic, possibly even written based on database values.

With each new version of ActionScript, the XML object has been improved. While it existed in the original version of ActionScript, ActionScript 2 made it a native object. Now in ActionScript 3, the ECMAScript for XML (E4X) specification has been implemented, marking a giant step forward. E4X makes XML development consistent with the rest of the ActionScript syntax, providing a way to implement common operators, such as the ...

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