Flash In IE


#1

Have a site that is using a basic flash slide show in the header. It
shows on both MAC and PC platforms in every browser except IE.

Anyone have insight?

Sincere thanks.

Kelly


#2

How are you calling the flash? Are you using the javascript method to
load it or the old tags?


#3

Russ Johnson wrote:

How are you calling the flash? Are you using the javascript method to
load it or the old tags?

I’m using the embed tags in the header snipper where the slide show
resides. However, in the layout I am calling an external link to a
version checking java script within the head tags, provided by the
artist who did the animation.

JS file is attached.

-Kelly


#4

However, if you’re really married to the JavaScript and its not
working for some version of IE, you need to have your Flash Dude
figure out what’s wrong with his code.

LOL - it is a a butt-load of code and I’m not married to it at all.
Your code did work and I can cut all that other garbage out.

Thanks so much, I am eternally grateful.

Kelly


#5

Wow, that is a lot of JavaScript.

Since MS has rolled back its “click to activate” end run around Eolas,
its not really necessary any more. Further, something as simple as a
slide show should be written to work on pretty much any version of
Flash you’re going to find in the wild. I, honestly, can’t think of
any good reason for all that JavaScript to get something that simple
to run.

I would use the following:

  <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"

width=“300” height=“120”>







      <param name="flashvars"

value=“name1=hello&name2=world&name3=foobar” />


Alternative content


Get Adobe Flash player




    <!--<![endif]-->
  </object>

which I took from the last group of techniques available on this page:
http://www.bobbyvandersluis.com/flashembed/testsuite/

However, if you’re really married to the JavaScript and its not
working for some version of IE, you need to have your Flash Dude
figure out what’s wrong with his code


#6

Use SWFobject: http://code.google.com/p/swfobject/

It is now the Adobe-recommended way to put flash on a page.

I haven’t found a way to use this with paperclipped yet, but I am sure
there
is a way.

~Nate


#7

My first extension I created provides radiant tags to load flash
objects using swfobject. If also works with paperclipped or any url
string.
You can find it on github its called radiant-flash_content-extension.

http://github.com/ceaser/radiant-flash_content-extension/tree/master

Here is a example of how the tag works
In the layout
<r:flash_content:include />

In the page
<r:flash_content:link width=“300” height=“120”>
<r:assets:url title=“test” />
</<r:flash_content:link>

Ceaser


#8

On Sun, Jan 11, 2009 at 12:50 PM, Ceaser Larry
removed_email_address@domain.invalidwrote:

My first extension I created provides radiant tags to load flash objects
using swfobject. If also works with paperclipped or any url string.
You can find it on github its called radiant-flash_content-extension.

http://github.com/ceaser/radiant-flash_content-extension/tree/master

Oh man, I cannot wait to try this one out.

~Nate