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Subject: FLASH: Re: [flashpro] Perl/CGI script for popup
From: Joe Laffey
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 04:14:51 GMT

On Mon, 28 Feb 2000, Matthew Cloner wrote:

> Hi Michael,
> You're not the only one who would like to find a script for that. I was hoping
> that someone would have some JavaScript for that, but so far no luck. And I'm
> still hoping to find a script to open multiple popup windows in Flash 4.

A way to open multiple JS windows in Flash is pretty easy using eith
LiveConnect or FSCommand. Macromedia's website has a technote on using
these methods (It doesn't tell how to open more than one window or
anything, but it should be pretty obvious once you read the article... if
you know JavaScript, that is...) Do a search on their support site for

As far as the CGI goes this poses a problem I think. It depends exactly on
your use. You are obviously trying to workaround the bug in IE 4.5Mac that
does not let you call JS from Flash. You could call a CGI script that then
returns a document with some JavaScript in it to open a popup. However,
this leaves you with not only a popup, but also a window reutnred by the
CGI script. Perhas I am missing something, but how could a CGI script open
a popup window without first displaying an ordinary page in the current
(or a blank) window?

Personally, I have been checking for JS<-->Flash connectivity by calling a
JS function that sets a variable in the movie. If the variable gets set
then when have JS available from Flash (i.e. not IE4.5 Mac and has JS
turned on). If the variable is not set we don't. In thelatter case I just
load whatever I need into a _blank window and let the user live with it.
I hate IE anyway, so no skin off my nose...

Joe Laffey
LAFFEY Computer Imaging
St. Louis, MO
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