Date: Nov. 20, 2001
Source Author or Organization: Friends Of Ed
This chapter, excerpted from the book Flash 5 Dynamic Content Studio, published by Friends
of Ed, covers using the Web
Distributed Data Exchange (WDDX) Flash extension to transfer XML data between Flash front ends and
server-side languages such as PHP or ColdFusion Markup Language (CFML).
The chapter presents an overview of the WDDX ActionScript file
and wddxRecordset object and then provides two usage tutorials: querying a database using
ColdFusion and WDDX, and creating an address book with WDDX that has a Flash form front
end and passes queries to and from a database via a ColdFusion template. Access to a
server running either ColdFusion Server or the free ColdFusion Express Server is required
for the tutorials.