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    How to use JotForm in a XML Flash website?

    Asked by ManhattanInteriors on March 01, 2011 at 09:00 AM

    Can you help please? I have bought an XML Flash website and loaded it into Dreamweaver to edit the text. I want to use a JotForm, which I've used before and know it's wonderful simplicity.

    In this case, the pasted script is appearing in the browser as script code, not the designed form.

    Is JotForm suitable for using in an XML site? Do I need to load the script differently? Any suggestions anyone?

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    Notonapublicserveryet.

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    Answered by DanielGriffin on March 01, 2011 at 09:53 AM

    Hi there,

    By XML Flash do you mean that the flash movie accepts an xml string as a parameter?  Or are you directly editing the actionscript source code?  If you have access to the source code then you can create an html text pane (using TextField.htmlText) and display your html in that.  Here is an articule on how to do that:

    http://circlecube.com/2008/06/style-htmltext-with-css-in-your-actionscript-flashcss-tutorial/

    Remember that Flash only supports very basic html tags, so try to keep your form as simple as possible.

    If you are working with a compiled flash movie that only accepts an xml string as a parameter, then I'm afraid you are at the mercy of the designer... try to find out if they even allow html first. 

    If you can send me an example of the suggested xml format then I'll have a better idea of what the SWF will accept as input.

    Thanks,

    Daniel

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    Answered by ManhattanInteriors on March 02, 2011 at 09:33 AM

    I am editing a .xml file using Dreamweaver for textual changes. Layout changes get changed in the .fla file. There is an html index file. But the content doesn't sit there.

    I'm not proficient at either xml or flash technologies, hence the easy to use template option!!! I've looked at your link but it didn't make a lot of sense to me. But you've given me an idea to have the xml site and links to an html page opening in a blank page where the Jot form and other elements that aren't supported by the xml template.

    In the meantime, I've contacted the template owners and they said that the template doesn't  support this sort of thing without help from their template amenders.

    Thanks.

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    Answered by DanielGriffin on March 02, 2011 at 09:53 AM

    Hi again,

    If you do have access to the fla file then you could find someone to edit it and insert an html text pane.  Then get it to load up the jotform page inside that pane - without embedding any code at all.  Sorry that it's not an ideal solution. 

    Thanks,

    Daniel.