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Lesson 27. Using Lingo on the Web > Using getNetText to Retrieve Data from the ...

Using getNetText to Retrieve Data from the Internet

Many products these days seem to be out of date only days after they are released. A Director movie, however, need never be out of date because you can update it with information retrieved remotely from the Internet, and you can entice customers to stay in touch by offering them Internet access to information that is updated more frequently than is possible through more traditional delivery methods. The Order screen that you are building employs one such device, offering customers access to a new list of suggested readings each month.

In this task, you will add a script to the Get Book List button that retrieves a text file—the book list—from an Internet location. In fact, you can retrieve any type of Internet file—graphics, Shockwave movies, HTML-coded Web pages, and so on—and in addition to retrieving a specific file, you can send a query to a network database and then retrieve the results.


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