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"Flash forms!", yelled the Developer, tugging at his goatee in exasperation. "Flash forms? Flash? Forms? Are you nuts? Has you brain gone AWOL? Do you know how long they'll take to load up? And how slow they'll be? And...listen, go away and bug someone else, willya? Some of us have work to do!"
If your reaction to the thought of building Web-based forms in Flash is something similar, you probably don't want to read the rest of this article. Close your browser, take a pill (in fact, take a couple - you'll sleep better) and consider signing up for a short course in yoga.
If, on the other hand, the thought of using Flash to collect user input intrigues you, keep reading. Over the next few pages, I'll be showing you how you can build Flash movie clips that also have the ability to communicate with server-side scripts, both to send and retrieve data. And no, it won't give you heartburn.
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