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Subject: Re: FLASH: Flash 5 and 4 plugins
From: Gregg Caines
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 15:43:22 GMT

How about detecting the plug-in before entering your site?
Refer F5 users to your site and refer F4 users to a page that
explains their situation and allows them to upgrade.

You can use moock's JavaScript detection at


You can use the self-detecting sniffer method (which I've been
told is originally moock's idea too):

http://www.neometrixsystems.com/neosniff/ (my notes on it)

Personally, I've had better results with the self-detecting
method, but it seems that the JavaScript method is more


Gregg Caines
n e o m e t r i x systems inc.
gcainesatneometrixsystems [dot] com

> Hi to all
> I have a flash web site done in Flash5 and exported in f5 version. The
> problem is that even though you have version 4 you can still see the movie
> but only the flash 5 feature doesn't work. For example my site starts with
> download timer which only works with version 5. So if you have version 4
> are stuck with the beginning part and doesn't take you any further.. my
> is www.qrime.com
> If anyone knows a solution for this please let me know.
> thanks,
> mm

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