* VERSION: 0.9
 * DATE: 2010-08-09
 * AS3
 * UPDATES AND DOCUMENTATION AT: http://www.GreenSock.com/LoaderMax/
package com.greensock.loading.data {
    import com.greensock.loading.core.LoaderCore;
    import com.greensock.loading.data.core.LoaderItemVars;
    import flash.display.DisplayObject;
 * Can be used instead of a generic object to define the <code>vars</code> parameter of a DataLoader's constructor. <br /><br />    
 * There are 2 primary benefits of using a DataLoaderVars instance to define your DataLoader variables:
 *  <ol>
 *        <li> In most code editors, code hinting will be activated which helps remind you which special properties are available in DataLoader</li>
 *        <li> It enables strict data typing for improved debugging (ensuring, for example, that you don't define a Boolean value for <code>onComplete</code> where a Function is expected).</li>
 *  </ol>
 * <strong>USAGE:</strong><br /><br />
 * Instead of <code>new DataLoader("getData.php", {name:"myData", estimatedBytes:1500, format:"text", onComplete:completeHandler, onProgress:progressHandler})</code>, 
 * you could use this utility like:<br /><br /><code>
 *        var vars:DataLoaderVars = new DataLoaderVars();<br />
 *        vars.name = "myData";<br />
 *         vars.estimatedBytes = 1500;<br />
 *         vars.format = "text";<br />
 *         vars.onComplete = completeHandler;<br />
 *         vars.onProgress = progressHandler;<br />
 *        var loader:DataLoader = new DataLoader("getData.php", vars);<br /><br /></code>
 * Some of the most common properties can be defined directly in the constructor like this:<br /><br /><code>
 *        var loader:DataLoader = new DataLoader("getData.php", new DataLoaderVars("myData", 1500, "text", completeHandler, progressHandler) );<br /><br /></code>
 * <strong>NOTE:</strong> Using DataLoaderVars is completely optional. If you prefer the shorter synatax with the generic Object, feel
 * free to use it. The purpose of this class is simply to enable code hinting and to allow for strict datatyping. <br /><br />
 * <b>Copyright 2010, GreenSock. All rights reserved.</b> This work is subject to the terms in <a href="http://www.greensock.com/terms_of_use.html">http://www.greensock.com/terms_of_use.html</a> or for corporate Club GreenSock members, the software agreement that was issued with the corporate membership.
 * @author Jack Doyle, jack@greensock.com
    dynamic public class DataLoaderVars extends LoaderItemVars {
        /** @private **/
        private static var _vars:Array = ["format"];
        /** Controls whether the downloaded data is received as text (<code>"text"</code>), raw binary data (<code>"binary"</code>), or URL-encoded variables (<code>"variables"</code>). **/
        public var format:String;

         * Constructor 
         * @param name A name that is used to identify the loader instance. This name can be fed to the <code>LoaderMax.getLoader()</code> or <code>LoaderMax.getContent()</code> methods or traced at any time. Each loader's name should be unique. If you don't define one, a unique name will be created automatically, like "loader21".
         * @param estimatedBytes Initially, the loader's <code>bytesTotal</code> is set to the <code>estimatedBytes</code> value (or <code>LoaderMax.defaultEstimatedBytes</code> if one isn't defined). Then, when the loader begins loading and it can accurately determine the bytesTotal, it will do so. Setting <code>estimatedBytes</code> is optional, but the more accurate the value, the more accurate your loaders' overall progress will be initially. If the loader is inserted into a LoaderMax instance (for queue management), its <code>auditSize</code> feature can attempt to automatically determine the <code>bytesTotal</code> at runtime (there is a slight performance penalty for this, however - see LoaderMax's documentation for details).
         * @param format Controls whether the downloaded data is received as text (<code>"text"</code>), raw binary data (<code>"binary"</code>), or URL-encoded variables (<code>"variables"</code>).
         * @param onComplete A handler function for <code>LoaderEvent.COMPLETE</code> events which are dispatched when the loader has finished loading successfully. Make sure your onComplete function accepts a single parameter of type <code>LoaderEvent</code> (<code>com.greensock.events.LoaderEvent</code>).
         * @param onProgress A handler function for <code>LoaderEvent.PROGRESS</code> events which are dispatched whenever the <code>bytesLoaded</code> changes. Make sure your onProgress function accepts a single parameter of type <code>LoaderEvent</code> (<code>com.greensock.events.LoaderEvent</code>). You can use the LoaderEvent's <code>target.progress</code> to get the loader's progress value or use its <code>target.bytesLoaded</code> and <code>target.bytesTotal</code>.
         * @param onFail A handler function for <code>LoaderEvent.FAIL</code> events which are dispatched whenever the loader fails and its <code>status</code> changes to <code>LoaderStatus.FAILED</code>. Make sure your onFail function accepts a single parameter of type <code>LoaderEvent</code> (<code>com.greensock.events.LoaderEvent</code>). 
         * @param noCache If <code>true</code>, a "cacheBusterID" parameter will be appended to the url with a random set of numbers to prevent caching (don't worry, this info is ignored when you <code>LoaderMax.getLoader()</code> or <code>LoaderMax.getContent()</code> by <code>url</code> or when you're running locally).
         * @param alternateURL If you define an <code>alternateURL</code>, the loader will initially try to load from its original <code>url</code> and if it fails, it will automatically (and permanently) change the loader's <code>url</code> to the <code>alternateURL</code> and try again. Think of it as a fallback or backup <code>url</code>. It is perfectly acceptable to use the same <code>alternateURL</code> for multiple loaders (maybe a default image for various ImageLoaders for example).
         * @param requireWithRoot LoaderMax supports <i>subloading</i>, where an object can be factored into a parent's loading progress. If you want LoaderMax to require this loader as part of its parent SWFLoader's progress, you must set the <code>requireWithRoot</code> property to your swf's <code>root</code>. For example, <code>vars.requireWithRoot = this.root;</code>. 
        public function DataLoaderVars(name:String="", 
                                      requireWithRoot:DisplayObject=null) {
            super(name, estimatedBytes, onComplete, onProgress, onFail, noCache, alternateURL, requireWithRoot);
            _props = _props.concat(_vars);
            this.format = format;
        /** Clones the object. **/
        public function clone():DataLoaderVars {
            return _cloneProps(new DataLoaderVars()) as DataLoaderVars;