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I was a bit wrong about SWFAddress

Yesterday I was granted a comment by one of the developers of SWFAddress, pointing the fact that I was not using the latest version of SWFAddress and that was indeed true. So I started the day, thinking that my problem would be solved. So I got the latest version and tried it. Well it did not work either. But don’t let go so easily so I put some time into it.

First at SWFAddress they are using SWFObject 2 beta 3, I was using beta 4. But in beta 4, SWFObject is used as a static method. I think that will mean a lot of changes for the guys at Asual. Anyway, I downgraded my version to beta 3(which is not very logic) and tried once more. It didn’t work again. I tried with Explorer, Firefox, Opera, nothing worked. I then decided to mess with the code. I did calls from the externalInterface in flash to a javascript alert function. With all that I found that the SWFAddress.value was never initialized and it did a check for that before executing the setValue function. If I removed the check, I could now use the back button, which is half what I want to use it for.

I don’t know if it is my setup, I always have an external preloader; the SWF that includes SWFAddress ActionScript, is loaded in the preloader. Maybe this is what disrupts it from working, I don’t know. My point for all this is, yes I was wrong, SWFAddress will work with SWFObject; eventually.

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SWFObject and SWFAdress will not work anymore together

I have tried the beta of the new SWFObject (SWFFix renamed) and it works quite well. I don’t have the mouse wheel problems I had previously. On the website that I am currently working on, I wanted to use SWFObject, but also to use SWFAdress. But since SWFObject changed considerably from version 1.5, SWFAddress won’t work with it, we will have to wait for another version or tweak it to make it work. It was nice that SWFAddress worked with SWFObject, it reduced the overhead, but the drawback is that if SWFObject changes, SWFAddress has to change too.

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