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    coverflow style flash menu using xml to link to inline frame

    I have a flash menu which addresses an xml file which reads as follows ,
    just one section ...

    <artworkinfo><albuminfo>

    <artLocation>images/100ball.jpg</artLocation>
    <artist></artist>
    <albumName></albumName>
    <artistLink>page1.html</artistLink>
    <albumLink></albumLink>
    </albuminfo><albuminfo>

    </albuminfo></artworkinfo>


    i need page1.html to open in an inline frame on my index.html but it always opens in a new tab/window. Is there a simple way of telling it to from within the xml file ?

    this ones got me totally stumped

    thanks in advance

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    you post in the wrong forum

    regards

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    oesxyl???????????????????????????????
    and your a senior coder ?????????????

    Thats really helpfull

    please dont just be a smartarse and maybe point me in the right direction ?

    this is an xml forum , no ?

    i have an xml issue please help someone
    ??????????????????????????????????????

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    I think what oesxyl's trying to say is that the XML forum really doesn't know that much about Flash. You're not asking a question so much about XML as you are about Flash - how to open in an inline frame.

    Based on this, I agree with oesxyl, but I'll do one better - I'll move this thread to the Flash forum. Maybe someone there can help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jreverb View Post
    oesxyl???????????????????????????????
    and your a senior coder ?????????????

    Thats really helpfull

    please dont just be a smartarse and maybe point me in the right direction ?
    this is the right direction:

    http://codingforums.com/flash-actionscript/

    first step to get an answer is to ask in the right place...

    this is an xml forum , no ?

    i have an xml issue please help someone
    ??????????????????????????????????????
    ... and second is to ask the right question.

    xml have nothing to do with flash!

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    Ok,
    Apologies for jumping the gun.
    I assumed that the xml file contains the link to the html page that needs to be displayed.
    Normally with a link you would specify a target ( being the inline frame you want the page to be displayed inside )
    I was wondering if there is a simple line of code i need to add to the XML document ?

    I will ask in the flash forum aswell,

    thanks for being patient with me , sometimes the simple things are the most frustrating .

    Like why doesn't onmouseover work properly in firefox or opera but fine in internet explorer ?? its all getting rather tedious and incredibly non standard .

    thanks again .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jreverb View Post
    Ok,
    Apologies for jumping the gun.
    I assumed that the xml file contains the link to the html page that needs to be displayed.
    Normally with a link you would specify a target ( being the inline frame you want the page to be displayed inside )
    I was wondering if there is a simple line of code i need to add to the XML document ?

    I will ask in the flash forum aswell,

    thanks for being patient with me , sometimes the simple things are the most frustrating .

    Like why doesn't onmouseover work properly in firefox or opera but fine in internet explorer ?? its all getting rather tedious and incredibly non standard .

    thanks again .
    it's not a problem, I don't know anything about flash.
    I read your post from javascript forum, I don't think is a onmouseover problem, probably the way you call it, but I don't know. Post the code and question in this forum( flesh), they could know better what's wrong.

    regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by oesxyl View Post
    it's not a problem, I don't know anything about flash.
    I read your post from javascript forum, I don't think is a onmouseover problem, probably the way you call it, but I don't know. Post the code and question in this forum( flesh), they could know better what's wrong.

    regards
    You can use some free flash menu, like on that site: http://flash-menu.net

    They have online menu builder to customize your menu and and save it. Also there's some tutorials how to insert flash menu in to HTML page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnes View Post
    You can use some free flash menu, like on that site: http://flash-menu.net

    They have online menu builder to customize your menu and and save it. Also there's some tutorials how to insert flash menu in to HTML page.
    did you understand that this is the wrong forum for this kind of problem? posting this here have no chance to be usefull.

    Edit: sorry, I'm wrong, the therad was moved.

    regards
    Last edited by oesxyl; 10-26-2008 at 10:07 AM.

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    To address the first post about the Flash menu, the answer is highly unlikely. However if I can't see any of the Actionscript associated with this menu I won't be able to tell you one way or another.

    Essentially what happens in most cases with XML like this, is that the designer made it work one way ONLY, and your XML file is the only option for customization. That way someone without the proper knowledge of Flash won't screw up the coding. So if the designer didn't provide you with the option to set the "target" of the link, then you can't change anything with the XML. If you have the .FLA file and can edit it, please post it here, or post the Actionscript (most likely located on the actions layer).
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