FlashML component - external HTML text under mask won't show

Flash Professional 8
AS 2.0

Wasn’t sure whether to put this here or under action script but here’s my problem. I want to display a table on my company website using an external HTML file (for ease of future updating of the data in the cells). I found a way to do this easily via the open source FlashML component. ( http://www.designrealm.co.uk/html/?p=5 http://osflash.org/flashml )

It works beautifully as you can see in this example.

That is until you put it under a mask. This is exactly the same thing placed where I need it for the website. They are both using the same HTML file. The only difference is this one is under a mask

It’s weird because it’s reading the HTML just fine as the table obviously displays. It simply won’t display the text unless I remove the mask and if I remove the mask it breaks the scroll and the page.

If this was a dynamic text field I have read that if I embed the font it will work. However, with this being a component, I don’t know how to do that. The component chm does indicate that there is an “embedfont” tag that can be used, but after trying that according to the helpfile instructions it still didn’t work.

Does anyone know of a way around this problem? I’d like to avoid using a datagrid as skinning that in action script is a bit of a pain, and I’d really prefer not to hard code it in the flash file to “appear” like a table for future editing as the values in the cells will change periodically.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

If anyone would like to look here are the two FLA’s and the HTML file.