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Subject: Re: FLASH: relative URLS in Mac IE 4.5: bug?
From: Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart Frog Media
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 00:59:18 GMT

Not being on a Mac myself, I rely on others to test Mac compatibility for
me. Maybe someday I'll have the luxury of owning a Mac just so I can watch
IE mess up :-) (Please, this is not to knock Macs -- a G4 is on my wishlist!).

At 04:29 PM 2/23/00 , you wrote:

> >Yup, MSIE bug (at what point does a swarm of bugs
> >become deliberate sabotage?).
> >Anyway, use absolute paths for MacIE 4.5
> >compatability.
> >
> >--- "Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart Frog Media"
> ><mailatdartfrogmedia [dot] com> wrote:
> >> I just became aware that a relative URL in a
> >> Flash button goTo was not
> >> functioning correctly in Mac IE 4.5. I used
> >> "../subdir/file.htm" to refer
> >> to a file in a sibling directory on the server,
> >> but IE looked for the
> >> entire path in the current directory and, of
> >> course, came up with a 404
> >> Page Not Found error.
> >
>Is this an intermittent bug? I've used relative paths on several sites,
>and have yet to encounter MacIE incompatibility on this issue (although I
>could still blow up IE for other reasons).
>Thanks for the tip. I'll keep it in mind for future projects. I just want
>to know if I need to redo any past sites.

Marc Hoffman

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  Re: FLASH: relative URLS in Mac IE 4.5: , Michael Penne
  Re: FLASH: relative URLS in Mac IE 4.5: , Hal Medrano

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