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    Problem with Flash using PHP and MySql

    Here is the URL to a project that is far as I am concerned was finished.
    http://www.overbrookfarm.myiglou.com

    It is a Flash site that uses PHP for dynamically updating text in some text fields.
    If I can direct you to the Stallions menu---pick a horse.
    A page should load that has a picture of a horse on the left hand side and a green box on the right. The box on the right is dynamic text field. There should already be text inside of it.

    I see it. My 4 other PCs see it. About 5 people on this list can see it. A dozen of my friends can see it. The guy at tech support for where this is being hosted can see it. My client can't see it on his PC running IE5, but can see it on his Mac. His girlfriend can't see it, but one of his friends can.

    We had a fully working version up on a host that ran the PHP from Apache and everyone can see it. The site (and scripts) are now on a server that runs the PHP as CGI. It boggles the mind. Has anyone EVER heard of such a thing?? Are there security settings on the browser that won't let a CGI script execute, even from Flash?? Already made him clear his cache. Any ideas?

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    Solution

    I thought that since I posted my problem I would post my solution:

    The url is
    http://www.overbrookfarm.myiglou.com/index2.html

    The client was using
    http://overbrookfarm.myiglou.com/index2.html

    Anyone familiar with Flash will see where the problem is with that.

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    It is a Flash site that uses PHP for dynamically updating text in some text fields.
    couldn't you just use a txt file then, dynamically load in directly from that? why php/mySQL?

    nice site

    mat

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    Absolutely....

    I would have prefered using txt. files, but I wasn't the one who sold the site. I was working as a subcontracter/freelancer under someone, who wasn't even the one who sold it. Who ever sold it used the catch phrases "Database driven", "Dynamically updated" etc to drive up the price on the project. Even though he had no idea what he was talking about.


    In the end as a solution to my problem I stopped using absolute URLs, but I know that the guy will move stuff around and smuck it all up. Then he can pay me to fix it.

    I run across this problem way too often, people over selling the use of databases when it isn't necessary.

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    Who ever sold it used the catch phrases "Database driven", "Dynamically updated" etc to drive up the price on the project.


    I understand why now.


    matt,

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    If you don't mind me asking, what program(s) are you using to make your flash? I have absolutly no flash experience, but would like to get into it, and I need something that can easily interact with php and mysql. Anyway, any recommendations?


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