Category Archives: Flash

Alternate XHTML for Flash not appearing for Google Chrome or Safari

I. The Problem For the past couple years, I’ve been using alternate XHTML for my Flash pages for purposes of both accessibility and SEO. The code generally looks something like this: <div id=”flashContent”> <object type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” data=”swfFileNameHere.swf” height=”650″ width=”950″> <param name=”movie” … Continue reading

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Strange Text Scrolling In AS 2 SWF File

An introduction to a translation in ancient GreekĀ was online on this site for a few years before a peculiar error was discovered. Before scrolling, the text displays correctly: After scrolling, the top line of English text disappears: Upon entering the … Continue reading

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Copyright Year For Flash Pages

Generating a copyright notice on a Flash page is a relatively straightforward matter. I. Print the Current Year A. ActionScript 2 Regardless of whether one is using AS 2 or AS 3, a textbox needs to be created somewhere on … Continue reading

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Embed A SWF Video In XHTML

I took a 640px X 480px video of snow falling in Calgary recently and embedded it into XHTML. Here’s how it was done: First, the .AVI file was imported into Flash. The height of this Flash file was set a … Continue reading

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Flash Video Player Skin Doesn’t Appear

I just tried to place a Flash SWF file containing a short video of snow falling onto the entry page, and discovered the Video Player controls weren’t wasn’t appearing. Apparently, the Video Player skin SWF file must be in the … Continue reading

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Special Characters For XML In Flash

Over on the Jukebox page, I’ve noticed that some special characters are acceptable when Flash accesses XML playlists – while others aren’t. For example, the Jukebox page has no difficulty accessing a playlist with file names containing accented letter e’s … Continue reading

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