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[REBOL] Re: Rebol and Flash for an application

From: jason:cunliffe:verizon at: 7-Sep-2002 18:39

> Is it possible to imagine to use 1) Flash, 2) the SWF dialect for Rebol and > 3) Rebol to make complex applications ?
> I mean, we could use FlashMx, i.e. to create the interface, then use the swf > dialect to load the .swf of the interface, and behind the inferface, use the > power of Rebol to run the application.
> The main question is : can Flash ActionScript pass parameters to the Swf > Dialect to execute rebol code...
Yes. Flash can pass params to anything. Via http GET, http POST, Jabber, via Flash XMLsocket, via Flash remoting, toother Flash movies via MX lovely new LocalConnection, via FlashComsServer[$$$$].. XMLSocket is perhaps the best way to go.. It does not actually have to pass XML, it lets you keep a connection open. RUGBY could be a pwerful component.
> The Flash-to-Rebol way is questionable, but > not the
I think they are both viable and useful. Just depends what you want to do. Your can pass parasm to REBOL on the desktop using standalone FLashplayer or as .exe and launch REBOL, using it to complete the client-server loop. Thus you get all the joys of flash and peer to peer-peer or peer-somewher baed on REBOL platform. Flash offers super interfactive user interface. Rebol provides all the invisible x-internet services. It was easier to launch REBOL from Flash standalone app using Flash5. When MM tightened up security with FlashMX, it introduced some curveballs usch as resitricting whcih folders. One of the best tools for extending standalone Flash feature set is from Northern Codeworks, but there are others.
> Rebol-to-Flash, as we know that since version 5 of Flash, we could create > "dynamic" content in Flash.. If it's possible, we can imagine creating > extraordinaries applications, isnt' it ?
Yes. Interesting times.. %make-swf.r is fine piece of work waiting to be explored deeply:-) ./Jason