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Subject: RE: FLASH: Passing <PARAM> or equiv to a flash movie in netscape
From: Gareth Vaughan
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 09:26:46 GMT

Thanks everyone, the src/movie thing sorted it all out. (sorry about
forgetting to mention the ASP code, it seemed to confuse a few people ;)

gareth

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Walters [SMTP:timatglasshouse101 [dot] com [dot] au]
> Sent: 16 February 2000 23:13
> To: flasheratchinwag [dot] com
> Subject: RE: FLASH: Passing <PARAM> or equiv to a flash movie in
> netscape
>
> The code there is ASP (Microsoft Active Server Pages), enclosed in the ASP
> tags <% and %>.
>
> ASP code is completely independant of the browser, sorry John but Netscape
> never sees the server side code, just what it outputs, doesn't matter if
> you
> use VBScript, JScript, or write your own ISAPI to translate a custom macro
> language, it makes no difference to the browser.
>
> Anyway, just wanted to clear that up.
>
> As to the original poster, your EMBED tag is wrong, pass the parameter to
> the src=... area, not movie=... part.
>
> Hope this helps!
> ---
> Tim Walters MVP
> Glasshouse101
> timatglasshouse101 [dot] com [dot] au
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owneratchinwag [dot] com [owneratchinwag [dot] com]On">mailto:owneratchinwag [dot] com]On Behalf Of John
> > Brzys
> > Sent: Thursday, 17 February 2000 8:04 AM
> > To: flasheratchinwag [dot] com
> > Subject: Re: FLASH: Passing <PARAM> or equiv to a flash movie in
> > netscape
> >
> >
> > netscape does not do so well with server side VBScript
> > try using server side JScript
> > jb
> >
> >
> > > At 8:53 AM 2/16/0, Gareth Vaughan wrote:
> > > >I've managed to pass some variables to a flash movie using the
> > param tags
> > > >which works great with in my OBJECT (so it works in IE)bit of
> > markup but
> > > >when I try something similar with the EMBED (so it will work
> > in netscape)
> > > >markup it doesn't work.
> > > >
> > > > <param name="movie" value="flash
> > > >movie.swf?<%response.write("&Question="+
> > Server.URLEncode(strQuestion))%>">
> > > > [snip]
> > > > <embed width="800" height="550" align="absmiddle"
> > > >src="Flash%20movie.swf" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" movie="flash
> > > >movie.swf?<%response.write("&Question="+
> > > >Server.URLEncode(strQuestion))%>">
> > >
> > > I don't recall seeing such a structure before. It's not HTML when
> > > angle-brackets nest like that, but I presume that the inner
> > tags are being
> > > rewritten on the server before the document is delivered to the
> > browsers.
> > >
> > > A few tests:
> > >
> > > -- When you "View Source" in the Netscape browsers then what do you
> see
> > > that that browser is actually being given to render?
> > >
> > > -- How does it do when you test in IE/Mac? (This also uses the
> > EMBED, and
> > > could help show where the divergence from expectation arises.)
> > >
> > > -- Do the various browsers you're using have the same version of the
> > Flash
> > > Player?
> > >
> > > jd
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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