Success at last !!!!!!! Thanks all for info. I came across cache issues, but was so confused by it all, I lost the plot.
Robert, you reply made me look again at this cache issue, and after reading a comment at the main php website, the answer was so simple... just typical. Again for info that might help someone: ( I hope it makes sense, as still a novice) I used "charles" - very usual (although seemed buggy to me) web development tool that monitors http requests and such live in your browser window (firefox extension available) I noticed that the "pragma: no cache" header with other headers were being sent from the phpfile to the flash. This caused internet explorer to not get the data, although works fine in Firefox. So, it seems that these headers (sent auto. from apache server) were causing the problem. (as roberts link he provided) so, by adding this line at the start of the php file i'm calling from flash: session_cache_limiter("must-revalidate"); immediately stopped the headers and solved the problem. Here below is the headers sent before and after I added the line above: /////////BEFORE////////////// HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 01:02:36 GMT Server: Apache/2.0.49 (Fedora) X-Powered-By: PHP/4.3.10 Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0 Pragma: no-cache Content-Length: 124 Connection: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 ///////////////AFTER//////////////////////// HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 01:03:56 GMT Server: Apache/2.0.49 (Fedora) X-Powered-By: PHP/4.3.10 Content-Length: 124 Connection: close Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 ////////////////////////////////////////////////////// As you can see, the "Pragma: no-cache", "Expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT" and "Cache-Control: no-store, no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0" are removed thus fixing the problem. You can find the tool "Charles" the tool at http://www.xk72.com/charles/ Its been an emotional journey finding the answer, full of hopes and failures. I dont really understand it, just hope this is the end of the problem. Also I hope this is handy info for someone in a similar situation. Oh the credit goes to the person who added the first comment at : http://de3.php.net/manual/en/function.session-cache-limiter.php Thanks all for help :) Regards Johnny-needs-a-big-cup-of-tea-now _______________________________________________ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive: http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders Brought to you by Fig Leaf Software Premier Authorized Adobe Consulting and Training http://www.figleaf.com http://training.figleaf.com