May 26, 2018

Flash Remoting in Perl

Flash Remoting is a way for Flash movies running in a web browser to request structured data from the web server. The following data types are supported - strings, numbers, dates, arrays, dictionaries/hashes, objects, recordsets. Flash clients talk with the server using the AMF protocol, which is proprietary to Macromedia. However, it’s not that hard to decode.

Using FlashFLAP it is possible to send arbitrary data between client and server using very few lines of code. There is no need to pack complicated data structures into CGI form parameteres or XML strings. The coding time can be spent on better things - data preparation and graphical presentation, not data delivery.

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