Topic: Sourcing XML data from other scripts
I am trying to create a gallery where visitors can use selection criteria to get a set of images. The thumbnails and images shouldn't be moved on the fly, so I'll have to have them all in the same subdirectories.
That's OK, but what I need is to have the XMLDATAPATH XML created on the fly based on their query. I can do that, too.
I see the XMLDATAPATH script option, but I note that's PHP. Am I right to assume that Flash is executing the PHP script inside the player and that can't be done with Microsoft languages?
Is it possible to use another (especially VB.NET) script to create the XML data, or a local variable full of XML, or perhaps call out to the webservice via a URL or do I need to create a session specific text file and feed that name into the script?
Either way, the actual XML has to be created on the fly after the selection criteria is complete.
Looking for a recommendation on the best approach (since I don't know squat about Flash and don't have time to learn for this project).
p.s. Great product and I bought the source even though I don't have any plans to modify it. :-)