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Community Member, 38 Posts

15 September 2009 at 5:13pm

How can i send my $xURL value to the template in this function????

ie this is what i have but dosnt work. I was using $ParamsXML.xURL in the template.

function ParamsXML() {
	$xURL = "test";
    	return $this->customise($xURL)->renderWith("slideshowProParamsXML");


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

15 September 2009 at 5:24pm

You pass $this->customise an ArrayData object with the values.

return $this->customise(new ArrayData(array('xURL' => $xURL))->renderWith('slideshowProParamsXML');


Community Member, 38 Posts

16 September 2009 at 3:15pm

omg thank you, i must have tried a million variations but not that one!

One more thing!

Is there a way i can append .xml on the end of the url??

At the moment that function creates an xml file at this location;

but i want it to read;

Im not 100% sure but i think ie6 wont load my xml file into flash unless it has the .xml on the end (tested with a static xml file)


Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

16 September 2009 at 3:23pm

Should work fine without the xml extension. I use this method for all our flash / xml integration work and as long as you have the correct template encoding for the template (and it needs to be at the root of the templates folder - not in layout) then it should work perfectly.


Community Member, 38 Posts

16 September 2009 at 4:00pm

could you elaborate on the template encoding?


It used to work with a previous flash banner view but now we have purchased Slide Show Pro and it only works in Firefox, so strange.

Only Two templates used, and

this is what looks like

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <album id="ApartmentImages" title="Album One" description="Description of Album One">
    	<% control Images %>
        <img src="<% control Image %><% control CroppedImage(700, 389) %>$URL<% end_control %><% end_control %>" title="$Name" />
        <% end_control %>

This is the flash error i get in ie6

Error: Error #1096: XML parser failure: Unterminated element.
	at Error$/throwError()
	at flash.xml::XMLDocument/parseXML()


Community Member, 38 Posts

16 September 2009 at 4:41pm


It seems AS3 is alot more strict on reading xml files.

I had

<img src="image.jpg" />

however AS3 didnt like the self closing img tag so i tried

<img src="image.jpg"></img>

And that has seemed to resolve it. Still no idea why it was working in Firefox all this time though!