Yes ! Thank you Astro !
As you may have seen, Adobe has just released a beta version of the Flash Player 10 (Astro). This new player is bringing a new feature which is gonna be awesome for the AlivePDF people
File Reference runtime access — Bring users into the experience by letting them load files into your RIA. You can work with the content at runtime and even save it back when you are done through the browse dialog box. Files can be accessed as a byteArray or text using a convenient API in ActionScript without round-tripping to the server. You no longer have to know a server language or have access to a server to load or save files at runtime.
This means no server side trick to save files you have generated within the player. Same for loaded files, you will be able to select a file from you disk and inject it into the player and access it’s binary stream.
This results in less bandwidth usage and makes easier a lot of things, especially with AlivePDF.
No more server side script (ASP, PHP, .NET, etc), we will be able to generate the PDF and directly save it on the hard disk with NO server side script involved This will make AlivePDF applications development even easier.
Now, imagine how easy it will be to embed hi-res images, fonts, etc with AlivePDF. The file is selected on the disk and directly embedded in the PDF
I tell you, Flash Player 10 will be THE player for AlivePDF !
I will post some AlivePDF demos using this feature in the following days.