In this chapter, I covered a brief introduction to Flash and XML. I looked at some of the reasons why developers might use Flash with XML in their applications. I also showed you some sample applications that use Flash and XML together.
In the next chapter, Ill introduce you to XML and explain how to create XML documents. Well look at the meaning of the word well formed and examine the differences between XML, HTML, and XHTML. Chapter 3 will go into more detail about XML documents and well look at Document Type Definitions (DTDs), XML schemas, and Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT). If you have experience in working with XML documents, you might want to skip ahead to Chapter 4, where well start to build Flash XML applications.