[thelist] Flash read only?

aardvark roselli at earthlink.net
Mon Jun 10 09:21:01 CDT 2002

> From: "Andrew Maynes" <andrew at uk-webdeveloper.co.uk>
> > >
> > > Is there a way stop people from looking at swf files, for example if
> > > I visit a site with flash I can go and retrieve the file form my hd
> > > and open it in flash and do what i please.... can I stop this from
> > > happening?
> >
> > No you can't, you _must_ allow the webbrowser access to the file so
> > that the webbrowser can display it (or pass it to the appropriate
> > plugin). If a webbrowser can access the file then a user can do
> > whatever the like with it.
> thought this was the case, why is the exception to the rule
> applied to acrobat?

huh?  what exception with acrobat...?

to protect your Flash files, use the "Protect from import" checkbox
on the output settings dialog...  that will prevent people from
opening it in the Flash editor...

but no, there is no way to prevent people from downloading the
compiled movie and viewing it all they want...

Read the evolt.org case study
Usability: The Site Speaks for Itself
ISBN: 1904151035

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