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Subject: Re: HTML for Flash movies
From: Christian Gayton
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 09:01:44 GMT

Hello Ben,
I came from your site. Here is the situation for me (and i hope i'm alone).
Win95/NS4.03(fr) In my Windows95, .cgi files are defined to be opened by a text
editor (to work on). I never had problem with this configuration to visit sites
(using or not cgi files), but when i go to your, it trys to open pepper.cgi,
asks me if i want to open or save on disk. If i open it, my text editor opens
the file. If i save it, i save it and...

Ben Rogers a �crit:

> I should clarify...
> I was responding to mail sent by Tommy Rainwater about Aftershock and how
> slow it was.
> Here's the story:
> I found that Aftershock by itself did not allow me a complete solution to
> the plugin problem, though it does generate some useful javascript code... I
> used carefully selected & revised chunks of this code together with the
> "Smart Button" concept. I spent *hours* over it, trying to make a foolproof
> way to ensure that people who did not have the Flash plugin would be
> detected correctly & have the minimum hassle downloading it.
> The entire result worked perfectly, except that it was unacceptably slow. On
> accessing the first page, a grey page appeared for 20-30 seconds (with a
> 33600 connection ). I put this down to the fact that the browser had to call
> MM *as well as* our site -every time- regardless of whether the user had the
> plugin or not...
> Perhaps I should have been more specific and referred to the "Smart Button"
> aspect of things, which is where the holdup was caused; specifically,
> accessing MM... So apologies for that.
> My impatience comes from the fact that I feel that I have wasted a great
> deal of time, on and off, redoing the intro's for our Flashed sites purely
> because of the plugin problem... And then to feel mislead by MM over the
> "Smart Button" issue just sent me over the top.
> I now have a mainly home-grown system which seems to work well (using a mix
> of server-side perl, client-side javascript & a trick with a Flash movie)
> That said, I sincerely feel that Flash2 is the greatest single thing to
> happen to web site developers. Which is why I care so much about making sure
> technicalities don't get in the way for those who browse Flashed sites.
> I'm looking forward to Flash3...
> Ben Rogers
> Pepper Head Design (Hot Ideas) Ltd
> http://www.pepperhead.co.uk
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Dowdell <jdowdellatmacromedia [dot] com>
> To: flasheratshocker [dot] com <flasheratshocker [dot] com>
> Date: Tuesday, February 17, 1998 11:30 PM
> Subject: Re: HTML for Flash movies
> >At 9:22 AM 2/17/98, Ben Rogers wrote:
> >>It *is* too slow...
> >>It's a bit much, IMNSHO, that MM did not warn of this when they
> >>enthusiastically announced these two methods.
> >
> >
> >What, specifically, is slow for you?
> >
> >Is it the browser detection? The browser dynamic writes? The retrieval of
> >the external .JS archive for implementation? Is it the actual one-time
> >process of creating the HTML?
> >
> >Right now I'm not well able to scan the comment... what specific piece of
> >the process do you find slower than what you expect?
> >
> >jd
> >
> >
> >John Dowdell, Macromedia Tech Support, San Francisco CA US
> >
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> >Cross-browser scripting resources: http://www.dhtmlzone.com/
> >
> >
> >

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