[thelist] Smart Flash detection

Daniel Fascia danfascia at totalise.co.uk
Wed Feb 27 11:29:00 CST 2002

Im making an online distance learning package which I want to contain Flash animations but also to have static labelled diagrams in place if the user does not use
flash since I know many academics do not keep up to date...

Essentially I want this kind of structure...

If ( Has Flash)  - Embed flash
Else - Show <IMG>

I have two ideas hwo to do this

1) A plugin test function in Javascript - but apparently this doesnt work since you can only detect flash with VBScript in IE????

    ref: http://www.xs4all.nl/~ppk/js/flash.html

2) Run the above script at the start of a session and use it to pass the findings to a session variable

    the only problem here is I wasnt planning on using sessions for server overhead reasons

Can anyone help me out with some kind of intelligent flash detect routines...



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