A security enhancement was added to Flash Player sometime ago that disables getURL to function properly in Actionscript 2.0 of Adobe Flash. This could be an issue for some as in my situation when I created a banner for MET to celebrate the independence & liberation day of Kuwait.
The issue occurs if you are targeting a different domain than the current domain where the SWF/HTML file is hosted. I’ve also heard reports that it can occur if the SWF and HTML file are located at different location even if at the same domain host. I haven’t tested the latter so I can’t confirm or deny it.
Anyhow, to resolve this issue, all you have to do is change the allowScriptAccess attribute on the <object> tag to have the value “always”. You also have to add <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /> or edit it to match it if it’s already there.
So at the end, your code has to look like this:
<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=10,0,0,0" width="955" height="88" id="SWFID" align="middle">
<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" />
<param name="allowFullScreen" value="false" />
<param name="movie" value="FILE.SWF" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /> <embed src="FILE.SWF" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="955" height="88" name="SWFID" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="always" allowFullScreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer" />
This issue is explained in more detail at the official knowledge base of Adobe here and here.
Ever wanted to create a beautiful Flash website? Wix is a great place to start. It provides a set of flash layouts that you can customize and build your website to the final touch. It’s simple, easy and fast! Best of all, you do not need to have any knowledge in Flash.
Remember the Adobe Flex Builder 3 online video tutorials that could be completed in 5 days? Now Adobe have added another set of tutorials for the new Flash Builder 4 Beta 2 that could also be completed within a week. It is also free and publicly available.
You could also download Flash Builder 4 beta 2 directly from Adobe and for free.
It has been sometime now we have been waiting for this announcement. Tickets for the web based conference, Singularity 2008, is now available for sale for $99 USD.
Aral Balkan has been working hard to make this project happen and it is finally happening. This conference is a web-based, means you can attend the conference from your PC without the need to travel.
More information about Gumbo is now made available on the Gumbo page. Gumbo is the codename of the next version of Flex.
Adobe has announced the availability of Flex 3 and AIR 1.0 for public. With the release of AIR runtime, web technologies has now moved ahead one big step out of the browser into users desktop. Now you can deploy web technologies such as Flash and Ajax into desktop environment that runs across operating systems.
Adobe has also launched Open Source Site, and according to Adobe “This site presents the definitive view into open source activities at Adobe, including details regarding projects that Adobe participates in and hosts”.
And a great news at least for me, if you are a student or a faculty employment you can get a free version of Adobe Flex Builder 3 Pro here.
We have been hearing unconfirmed rumors that Flash Player is coming to iPhone for some time. Well, many developers were waiting for Flash Player on iPhone ever since it was released eight months ago. But according to this blog, it seems Adobe is working on the player right now and that it should be out soon. That’s great news for web developers and many companies out there. The ability to deliver Flash applications to iPhone is a big plus for the iPhone!
If you wondering about the Singularity badget on the top of the sidebar then this interview should give you some idea about it: