Topic: 1.8 upgrade, load xml issue

I upgraded to the 1.8 version.  Upon making adjustments to the galleries .xml's I get the following error when trying to view the .swf. 

Loading xml
True
Loading xml
True
Loading xml
True
Loading xml
True

This continues and the gallery does not display.  the .swf's are seperate and loaded from flash buttons with in a mc.  the xml files are located with in each gallery folder and renamed imagedata.xml.  All of the .AS files are loaded in the root folder.  I am using a mac, the viewer.swf file when viewed in the folder is blank (white sheet) is this a possible viewer problem or a code issue?