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Subject: Re: FLASH: Question about Load Movie and Tell Target
From: Dorian Nisinson
Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 21:19:24 +0100

Oops. Thanks Marc, I must have been really jet lagged when I answered
last night. Of course I meant Movie Clips, not Tell Target. Tell Target
is the communication action for either movie clips or loaded movies.
Thanks again.


"Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart Frog Media" wrote:
> At 11:31 PM 5/27/99 -0300, you wrote:
> >Good Evening,
> >Would someone please enlighten me as to when it is better to use Tell Target
> >and when to use Load Movie?
> I would add to Dorian's response that there's the issue of sharing library
> elements. A loaded movie must have its own library, and therefore may be
> duplicating (downloading a second time) elements already in the first
> movie. But, as Dorian says, the primary consideration will be whether the
> user can request large chunks of content in random order, in which case
> LoadMovie saves having to download it all at once.
> With either method, a movie clip or a movie that is downloaded can start in
> a blank, stopped frame. It will continue to load but will not display until
> TellTarget tells it to Play. So really the choice is between Load Movie and
> using Movie Clips (not TellTarget, which may be used in either case), and
> preloading is possible with either method.
> Marc Hoffman
> marcatdartfrogmedia [dot] com (mailto:marcatdartfrogmedia [dot] com)
> Flash3 Portfolio: <http://www.dartfrogmedia.com/sampler>, featured
> in Flash 3 Web Animation, by Ken Milburn.
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