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05-24-2001, 12:17 PM
OK. Here's the big question.

The site in question was designed on a Mac
(which supports browser version Internet Explorer 5)
Has an intro in Flash 5, which can be viewed on most except PC's with Internet Explorer 5.5.

Does anyone know about "publishing" a Flash movie on the Mac to be compatible with IE 5.5 on the PC.

this is painful, but if anyone can find the solution it's the internet community . Should I post this for someone on a PC to find? Thanks in advance.


05-24-2001, 01:05 PM
if you publish a Flash as SWF it is in most cases cross-platform compatible (there are some special action script commands that donīt work on Mac, but thatīs another story)

Your problem is a wrong object/embed embedding of your SWF.
I can see that you made your html with Golive4 (the meta name="generator" content="Adobe GoLive 4" in your html head. You can delete this and also disable it in the preferences.)
Golive4 has a problem with correct object embedding of Flash, it is fixed in Golive5 (I use it).
So you have to put the object/embed code manually in Golive4.

finally your problem:
Your object code is missing the movie param, in your case it is
param name="movie" value="media/index.swf"

you can delete
param name="attr" value="value"
and also in the embed
which are nonsense.

I also suggest you not to use the GoliveAction for opening the new browser window.
It makes the html more than twice as big.
Why not putting a "normal" link to the download site with choosing "_blank" as the target?


05-24-2001, 05:20 PM
thank you for your help! it worked! THANKYOUTHANKYOU!