Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Flash Rss Reader

Another little flash gadget I just made... An RSS reader. Yes, I know it's an original idea - but it seemed like a good, comprehensible, and to some degree useful thing.

For fun I made iPhone style navigation - in the sense that you need to drag right or left to move between items.
It lists the blog feed from

The trickiest thing was to handle all the security around loading a URL in flash. Flash can only load data from the same domain as it is located on (or another domain that has a crossdomain.xml file in the root, allowing flash access). Anyway, the simple solution was to make a small rss proxy in c# (around 3 lines of code) and put it on my test-domain together with the flash app.

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