I’ve installed the News Flasher component and currently have it displaying dynamically generated text from a PHP file.
I can get the text to appear correctly, but it looks like the News Flasher component is caching that information. I’m trying to figure out if there’s a way to get the News Flasher to reread the PHP file every 10 seconds to see if the text has changed (it’s song title and artist info for a radio station web site). Obviously, I can manually reload the web page, but I’d rather have the Flash file do that work.
Before I found the News Flasher, I was using “loadVariablesNum” to call the text, pausing for 10 seconds, and then looping back to the “loadVariablesNum” frame. Since I don’t know actionscript that well, using the News Flasher would make things so much easier for me. I’m wondering, though, if I need to find a different solution.