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Chapter 31. SHOCKWAVE APPLETS > PROCESSING AND DISPLAYING INFORMATION

PROCESSING AND DISPLAYING INFORMATION

An often-overlooked feature of Director is the power of the getNetText series of commands. With them, you can get any Web page from the Internet and process its raw HTML. You can also get a plain text file in the same way.

Because the Internet is full of information, there are plenty of uses for this. For instance, you can read in stock price information and display it in a ticker-like interface. You can even process the text of an HTML page to remove tags and find the information you want.


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