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Subject: RE: FLASH: No script detection for Flash 4 player-- does itwork?
From: Gonzalez, Manuel (MCG) - CPC
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 20:01:59 GMT

Paul
You should try adding collin mooks Flash sniffer. It also checks for Flash
3. You can also manipulate the script to do what you would like.

I believe the link is:

www.moock.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Gleason [paul [dot] gleasonatfanb [dot] com (mailto:paul [dot] gleasonatfanb [dot] com)]
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2000 10:59 AM
To: 'flasheratchinwag [dot] com'
Subject: FLASH: No script detection for Flash 4 player-- does it work?


According to TechNote 14086 on MM's site:

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How to create no script detection for the Flash 4 Player
This approach to Flash Player detection relies on two key elements; a Flash
plug-in "sniffer" that uses the GetURL action which only the Flash 4 Player
will respond to, and an HTML page with a META refresh tag. The index page
of the site will use a Flash movie to detect for version 4 of the Flash
Player and direct those browsers to the Flash 4 content. If the user hits
the index page either without the Flash Player or with version 2 or 3 of
the player, the META refresh tag will automatically send them to a
non-Flash page which will prompt them to download version 4 of the Flash
Player. This scheme works without using any JavaScript; making it both
simpler and more reliable.
---/clip

I am using the above method on a site now and it does not seem to be
effective. Users with the Flash 3 player have been advanced into the site
via the GetURL statement in the .swf created in Flash4. Can anyone comment
(particularly anyone from MM) if this is, in fact, a reliable way to check
for the Flash4 player? Is the GetURL action limited to Flash 4?

- paul



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