[thelist] Hiermenus, Flash and Mac IE 5

John Dowdell jdowdell at macromedia.com
Mon Jan 28 20:56:01 CST 2002

At 11:22 AM 1/28/2, Michael Galvin wrote:
> I'm using HM to give my client a drop down menu.  He also wants a
> Flash movie on the page.  On Mac IE 5, the dropdowns don't work
> if the Flash movie is there.  If I remove the Flash movie, the
> dropdowns work fine.  Run the site on a PC, and everything is
> A-OK, so I know there's nothing wrong with the coding of the HM.

Sorry, that's true. The 4.0+ browsers do a pretty good job of layering
still images and HTML text, but they don't usually layer things which
redraw themselves, like plugins, controls, applets, even some FORM

(A minor exception is the "windowless controls" available in IE3+/Win, and
one of the few which takes advantage of this is the Macromedia Flash Player
through the "wmode" parameter in the markup. But IE/Mac and other browsers
don't do this same type of layering of plugins, sorry.)


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