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Subject: RE: FLASH: shockwave detection on mac with ie
From: Hal Medrano
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 19:34:59 GMT

>
>> 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.
>

Hey Matthew,

You just solved that darned Linux detection bug we've been wrestling with
here in our shop. Thanks!

Hal

Hal Medrano
New Media Group
U S WEST Creative Services

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