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Old May 19th, 2005, 06:08 AM
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Default Introduction please


I have written my webpage using standard html / PHP and a bit of java

Question: My server isn't compatible with *.cfm
but I can run *.fla and *.swf

I use PHP to access MySQL and display the informations + use some variables (Articles_ID) to send the "surfer" to the correct page. like:

<form name=<?php echo "button".$Article_ID." "; ?>
method="POST" action="Articles.php?ID=<?php echo "$Article_ID" ?>"><p align="center" style="margin-top: 0; margin-bottom: -19"><input type="submit" value="View" name="Articles"></form>

Can this be done in *.fla or *.swf ?

What I am after is a better look and I think Flash can provide ths easily (everything been relative..)
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Yes this can be done, look into the LoadVars class. Below is a quick sample. The basic concept is create a LoadVars() object. When the user submits the form send the information to the server using the .load. From there you can determine when the server sends back a response using the onLoad and then use some code to determine where to send the using with a GetURL. Below is some code that I hope doesn't confuse you if it does post your questions and somebody will help.

Frame 1. -This would be your form page
var yourFormURL:String = "http://www.myDomain.com/myPHPCode.php";
var whereToGo:LoadVars = new LoadVars();

submit_btn.onRelease = function() {

function submitChoice() {
    var choice:Number = radioGroup.selectedData;
    poll.load(yourFormURL + "?formField1=" + choice);

whereToGo.onLoad = returnedInfoLoaded;

function returnedInfoLoaded() {

Frame 2-Waiting.
Frame with the words submitting choice....

Frame 3.
Mantis you would do something like this
    var whereToSendUser:Number = whereToGo.sendUserVarFromPHPPage;
    if (whereToSendUser < 5) {
        //send to somewhere
    } else {
        //send somewhere else

Old May 19th, 2005, 10:39 AM
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a yes would have suffice :)

I just order: Dreamweaver MX: PHP Web Development
by Gareth Downes-Powell, Tim Green, Bruno Mairlot

Should make more sense after reading the book ;)

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