Reality is beginning to creep back into the HTML5 vs. Flash discussion and it's becoming clear that we have a few more years before the real HTML5 revolution sets in. The question is, will the users and developers wait, or will Adobe fail where Macromedia didn't?
In a move that appears to be another step away from its Flash platform, Adobe has submitted the code for its Flash-based Flex framework to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) to be managed as an independent project. more here
So I ran into a little trouble with an application I was working on in Flash and after some testing it looks like theres a limit on the length of a string of 64k. That’s a pretty big string, but there was a reason that I needed it to be bigger.. oh well.
That led me to test a few other things. I found on this page a section on “Huge Scripts” about 3/4 of the way down the page.. where it says “it’s good practice to keep scripts smaller than 64k (compiled) per frame, it’s possible to get larger.” So.. how much larger? What’s the limit? hehe.. So I created a little test SWF to see how much I could fit on one frame. I created 5 strings, each 60k in length (that’s what? a 16 page document for each string?) on the same frame and a text field for each one. I published it as both Flash 5 and 6, and with fingers crossed pointed a browser at it. It worked. The text for all 5 strings showed up in the browser. So.. I tried 20 strings that were each 20k. That worked too.
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