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Dynamic XML File?

 7:05 pm on Jul 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

Currently I was using a flash photo viewer that would reference the jpg in the php file . SO making it dynamic based on directory contents or url was not hard.

Now it has moved to XML format where the XML file contains the jpg reference.

Any ideas where what I could do?

Thank you



 9:41 pm on Jul 13, 2010 (gmt 0)

you can use htaccess files to parse xml as php


 12:46 am on Jul 14, 2010 (gmt 0)

Easy . . . .


then output valid XML from your PHP script. Flash will read it in either way. If your Flash .swf is configured with the XML source as the parameter,

addVariable('xmlsource','/files/slideshow.php'); // SWFobject

<param name="FlashVars" value="xmlsource=/files/slideshow.php">
<!-- clunky object code -->


 8:42 am on Jul 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Thanks optik but modifying the .htaccess file for that directory to something like AddType application/x-httpd-php .xml would mean the entire xml file would be processed and there are many formatitng issues that would have to be addressed. I would get many unexpected T_STRING issues. For example it would throw an error on the first line <?xml version='1.0'?>


 6:52 pm on Jul 15, 2010 (gmt 0)

Trust me it works fine.

Use heredoc syntax to make it easier for yourself.


 5:33 pm on Jul 16, 2010 (gmt 0)

I would get many unexpected T_STRING issues.

Well, you wouldn't, like any PHP file, it would only execute PHP between <?php and ?>. But it's a bit of overkill to mod the entire system for a few files with the Flash player. Just output XML from a script, also works fine, solution above.

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