So, as you can see, I'm loading the XML data from an external file (variables.xml). Using the above code, when I preview I get no errors, but the timer does not work. However, if I go to the timer controls (where you set the delay and repeat values) and add...
var pauseTimer:Timer = new Timer(timerDelay+5000, 1);
...it works! It's almost as if the action script is seeing my timerDelay variable as having a value of "0"
I know that the XML data has to be converted from a String to a Number, and I thought that using "parseInt" would accomplish this.