IN THIS CHAPTER
Defining HTML tags and attributes for the Flash Player
Detecting the Flash Player plug-in or ActiveX control with SWFObject
Sending commands with the
If you're not one for automated HTML production by using templates, this chapter is for you. In this chapter, I teach you the ins and outs of the
ExternalInterface actions from Flash.
Many thanks to Geoff Stearns for his ongoing commitment to provide one of the best open source Flash Player detection scripts, SWFObject, to the Flash community. You can find more information about SWFObject later in this chapter.
In Chapter 18, you learn how to use the Publish feature, which included automated HTML templates. These templates created the necessary HTML tags to display Flash movies on Web pages. In this section, I discuss the use of Flash movies in your handwritten HTML documents. You can also use this information to alter HTML documents created by the Publish feature.
In the following code examples, I use an asterisk (*) when displaying optional parameters that are not in the default options that are enabled in the Flash Only HTML template. I also ...