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Subject: RE: FLASH: shockwave detection on mac with ie
From: Matthew Buchanan
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 01:27:54 GMT


>> My only question with this is what if Flash isn't installed in the first
>> place? I am under the impression that Colin's tutorial requires Flash to be
>> installed in order to use it to detect for Flash. Kind of makes sense to me
>> anyways...

> In some browsers, the refresh tag (especially if you set the refresh time to
> 0!) causes the back button to be "disabled". Clicking back sends the user
> to the refresh page, which instantly sends them back to the page that they
> were trying to get away from! Use caution.

Use location.replace( ) to get around this problem...

Example:

<script language="JavaScript1.1">
<!--
replaceTimer = window.setTimeout( "location.replace('warn.html');", 5000 );
//-->
</script>
<noscript>
<meta http-equiv="REFRESH" content="5;url=warn.html">
</noscript>

Note: this also fixes the Linux bug where the Meta refresh is
executed even if Flash is detected. I have forwarded the code
to Colin Moock for inclusion in his tutorial example.

For more on location.replace( ) see:
http://www.builder.com/Authoring/Tagmania/011000/?tag=st.cn.sr1.dir.


Matthew Buchanan http://www.webmedia.co.nz 649.377.7910


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