Linking from External SWF

Well, I’m back, and with a new question for you gurus out there.

I am trying to use an external SWF that will have links inside of it that will allow the main timeline that it is loaded into to be altered.

Basically, if I have a “clients” link on my main nav menu, I also would like to link to this page from a content page (an external swf loaded into a blank movie clip named “contents”), so they could both load the correct swf into the movie clip “contents.”

Do any of you have any experience with this or have any suggestions as to how I might be able to accomplish this?

I also would like to be able to make use of this by basically creating a link to a portfolio page which loads work that was done for various clients into another blank movie clip. I would like to have links active in that movie clip, maybe name the movie clip “sidebar_nav” and have the links inside the external SWF of “sidebar_nav” be able to load external SWFs inside the movie clip “contents.”

Hope that made sense. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for the consideration.