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Subject: Re: FLASH: Forms in Flash
From: John Dowdell
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 20:34:23 +0100

At 4:16 AM 9/28/98, Jrgen Dolezal wrote:
> I... am wondering if it is possible to incorporate a form (as in
> <form>blabla</form>) directly into a flash movie or if you have
> to build the flash stuff around the form, as it is required with GIFs.

Welcome, and you're right -- we don't have editable text within the Flash
movie at runtime itself, and so the entry of a username or other text
information needs to be done in the host, whether in HTML/JavaScript,
Director, or such.

In Flash we can often send menu-driven choices to the server through use of
branching sequences and parameters passed via URLs, and it's conceivable to
have JavaScript catch a keystroke and tell the SWF to display a certain
letter, but in general, editable text usually requires some type of
scripting processing, implying a larger host application than Flash's
small, fast player.


John Dowdell, Macromedia Tech Support, San Francisco CA US

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