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Subject: RE: FLASH: Request aid from MAC, IE 4.5 & Netscape 4.6 users.
From: Frederico
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 13:25:01 +0100

On 7/29/1999 8:39 PM, Daniel Votino via danielatflashbrothers [dot] com, said:


Well, that was interesting. Nice little Mac-killer you built there. (;

After noting another Flasher was able to access the pages, I tried again
under NT, things went fine (I didn't load beyond the main movie). So,
assuming the DNS error cleared, I went over to the Mac OS8.6 NN4.08 F4
config--WHAM! Hard crashed on load and render of entry page HTML, noted
it began loading Java (needed to execute JavaScript, loads once per
session as needed).

Suspecting a possible conflict with yesterday's Font Manager Update 1.0
(Apple released update to cure corrupt FOND issues, Netscape users
reporting minor issues), I slid over to a second Mac that is a virgin
stock configuration, OS8.6 NN4.08 F4 --WHAM! Hard crash.

(note: all cache and history files are auto-cleared on each restart of
any browser for these machines, so it is a non-factor)

Reboot the Mac, launch NN3.04 F3, page and primary SWF loads fine.

Launch IE4.5, no plugins, main page loads fine, receive no-plugin error
from the browser (as expected).

Quit, reinstall F3 plugin, relaunch IE4.5 F3, both entry and SWF loads

Suspecting the F4 plugin, I removed it and relaunched NN4.08 less
plugins, entry page loads fine, SWF will not load, browser instructs no
plugin (as expected).

Quit, installed F3, relaunched NN4.08 F3--WHAM! Hard crash as it parses
your JavaScript.


~Following Apple's lead in producing compelling machines people want
to buy, Microsoft's next major release of Win 2000 will now offer the
'Blue Screen of Death' in five tasty new colors.~

--[adapted from] David Puett

Think Imitation? Think Innovation. Think Different.

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  RE: FLASH: Request aid from MAC, IE 4.5 , Erik Kittlaus

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