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Subject: Re: FLASH: Problems with Flash version detection
From: Marc Hoffman, Poison Dart Frog Media
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 20:54:25 GMT

At 10:39 PM 1/29/00 , you wrote:
>I'm having problems getting Flash version detection to work with
>Internet Explorer. Netscape has no problems and I can detect Flash
>versions 2, 3 or 4, but Explorer just dies in the initial HTML/Flash
>script. All of the Flash code that I'm writing is Flash 4 and I need to
>let people know that have Flash 2 or 3 plugins in their browsers to
>upgrade to see the Flash 4 site. Does any one have a multi-browser,
>multi-version detection script?

The most fail-safe detection schemes I've seen use Flash to detect itself,
then use a MetaRefresh to a non-Flash page if no Flash is detected. Colin
Moock has done lots of work on this (detecting Flash2,3, &4 in one
sniffer). See his Flash info at

Marc Hoffman

Poison Dart Frog Media: Specializing in Flash Animation and Digital Audio
Our latest Flash job is on display at <http://www.dartfrogmedia.com/rickfrnd>
See our Flash portfolio at <http://www.dartfrogmedia.com/sampler>
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