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Subject: Re: Flash Central Detection Script
From: Pablo
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 20:21:20 GMT

Hi John et al.

At Flasher.Net I just use aftershock. I dont use the java version just
the alternative gif. When people come to the site, those that don't have
flash will just a see a static gif of the logo. Those that don't have
it, aslo have to option of getting it automatically by using the
SmartShockwave button at the buttom.

Ive found aftershock to be adequate for the job. However, I am noticing
its limitations and find myself editing the code quite a lot of time.
One missing feature is the option to load a url if they dont have the
plugin. That way they see the gif, but still proceeded onwards to the

This is done simply by doing "document.location.href = "flashpad.html".

Anyhow, ive also noticed a minor bug on your splash page..i keep getting
a cookie. If I use my back button I get a cookie again. I am accepting
all cookies. I havent looked at the code but something is a little fishy

paul paulatflasher [dot] net

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John Croteau wrote:
> Hi Joao and all
> Flash Central is using he front-end (directing users to Flash if they
> have Flash) of my 4th generation All-Flash detection script. This script
> detects/directs all Flash capable browsers using the best technology for
> each.
> The All-Flash detection uses two pages to detect if Flash is present
> and all browsers with Flash get Flash.
> The first page detects Flash where possible with script.
> Netscape 3+ using the navigator.mimeTypes test in JavaScript
> IE3+ for Win95/NT using VBScript
> WebTV (JavaScript enabled) is directed.
> Previous visitors with JavaScript and cookies enabled.
> The second page accepts all other browsers and exposes them to a Flash
> jump movie and sets a cookie. If the browser is JavaScript and cookie
> enabled, the next time a visitor visits he will be directed to Flash
> from the first page.
> The reason for the two page set-up is to provide the quickest and
> cleanest transfer based on browser capability.
> When using the jump movie there is a delay and glitch that occurs while
> the mini Flash page loads and plays. Including the Jump movie with the
> other script on one page does not eliminate the jump/glitch even for
> browsers in which the Flash plug-in can be detected. This is due to
> multiple loading and processing that browsers do. In the single page
> set-up the jump-movie will begin before the JavaScript has actually
> loaded and displayed the Flash content page. To prevent this
> delay/glitch on browsers that don't need to use the Flash jump movie, I
> use a second page for the Jump Movie detection and send browsers where
> Flash can be detected directly and more seamlessly to the Flash content
> page.
> ----------- -----------------------
> John Croteau croteauaterols [dot] com (mailto:croteauaterols [dot] com)
> ------------- -------------------------
> Flash Central (The Universe Starts Here) http://www.FlashCentral.com
> FlashTech (Advanced Help for Flash) http://www.CrownMall.com/Flash
> The Flash Tech Resource (Tech Notes) http://www.FlashCentral.com/tech
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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  Re: Flash Central Detection Script, John Croteau

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