The XML data contains Flash proprietary “textformat” tags! I know this particular example is not intended to be used openly, but it could have been a good “open” data source for mashup if they did not use the proprietary standards.
I have no experience in Flash programming at all, but my advice would be:
- Don’t use the proprietary Flash “textformat” tag in XML data.
- Use other supported HTML tags if necessary and put all inside a CDATA section.
- Use CSS to format text when needed.
BTW, “Timeline: The Blair Years” was shown in Flash when first published last week, but it has been replaced with HTML for some reason. Although its XML is still available, I can’t use it in SIMILE Timeline. Shame.