[thelist] Help help help - Flash

Seth Thomas Rasmussen seth at sethrasmussen.com
Fri Jul 23 14:33:16 CDT 2004

*cough* Look a the very message you replied to and stop even paying
attention to that ridiculously complex Satay method!*cough*

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[mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Chris Price
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 2:09 PM
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Subject: Re: [thelist] Help help help - Flash

I was using the same shell movie to call a batch of other movies so one
little bit of code on one frame in an empty movie seemed a small price.

Like you are saying, if a method's easy to find plenty of people will use
it. And everyone's got to start somewhere.

The one problem I've come across with the Satay method is an apparent
problem with IE5.5 browsers. The article's at

Chris Price

On 23/7/04 3:44 pm, "Seth Thomas Rasmussen" <seth at sethrasmussen.com> wrote:

> I don't know why so many people are so fond of that gratuitous ALA
> method. Oh yeah, probably because of what I just discovered now: I can't
> find the link to where I first got clued in to this method:
> <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
> b#version=6,0,29,0" width="760" height="178">
> <param name="movie" value="banner.swf" />
> <param name="quality" value="high" />
> <!--[if !IE]> <-->
> <object
> data="banner.swf"
> width="760"
> height="178"
> type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
> <param name="quality" value="high" />
> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" />
> <param name="pluginurl"
> value="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
> </object>
> <!--> <![endif]-->
> </object>
> Works, validates, no need for a "shell movie" or any scripting. Just two
> <object>s with different attributes. Conditional comments serve one to IE,
> and the other to everybody else.
> I really wish I could find the page for it though... :(

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