Problems loading XML file

Hey everyone,

I’m having a problem loading a local xml file into my swf. My ultimate goal is to parse the xml file into a list of guests attending a party. Here is the code I have:

var loader:URLLoader;

function loadXML():void
    loader = new URLLoader(new URLRequest("test1.xml"));
    loader.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, doGuests);  

function doGuests(e:Event)

    var xml:XML = new XML(;
    trace(xml); //shows xml file
    var list:XMLList = xml.guests.guest;
    trace(list); //shows nothing


As you can see, the first trace statement outputs the xml file with the tags and all. The second trace statement outputs nothing. I did try uploading the xml file to a server, and then using as the URL for the URLRequest, but that didn’t work either. Any insight would be greatly appreciated!