[thelist] Smart Flash detection

Scott Shou scott at firesites.com
Wed Feb 27 11:33:01 CST 2002

This is probably a stupid question, but why not just use a table, put the
gif as the TD background, or table background depending on accessibility
you're shooting for. . then put the flash code in the td. If it flies it
flies. if it don't, the gif shows. . .

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Fascia" <danfascia at totalise.co.uk>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 12:27 PM
Subject: [thelist] Smart Flash detection

> 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
> Thanks
> Dan
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