Robin Harrison (merlinc) wrote in lj_clients,
Robin Harrison
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Flash Client

I'm trying to create an LJ client in Flash[1], and I'm hitting a small problem due to the security model of the Flash Player.

For Flash to load data from a different domain to the one that hosts the compiled swf file, a crossdomain.xml file needs to be placed on the server with the data, in this case www.livejournal.com. There's no way around that - its basically Flash's way of stopping cross site scripting.

Example crossdomain.xml
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM "http://www.macromedia.com/xml/dtds/cross-domain-policy.dtd"> <cross-domain-policy> <allow-access-from domain="www.company.com" /> </cross-domain-policy>


I need this file on a server to continue work. In the short term, is there a test site that could have this file placed on it. In the long term, what is the likelihood that I can get this file deployed onto the live livejournal.com website?

References:
Flex Live Docs: http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flex/15/flex_docs_en/00000894.htm

Macromedia Technote: http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_14213

Footnote:
[1] I'm actually using Macromedia Flex, but its the same thing once compiled.
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