Panther and Flash websites

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by appleguy, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. appleguy macrumors 6502

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    There have been a number of Flash Websites that won't load under panther using. IE (yuck), Safari and Netscape browers. Yet when I go to a Jag machine it loads fine.. Anyone else find this? got any pointers
     
  2. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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  3. appleguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. electric macrumors regular

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    No, but I have had problems with IE under Jag. I made a flash site with a dynamic image loading slide show and am going nuts trying to figure out why only IE on OS 10.2 has problems aligning the images, havent tried with 10.3 yet, but belive it's a IE thing or I need to tighten up my action script.
     
  5. appleguy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yet this site (carlybinding.com) works fine under 10.2 under all browsers
     
  6. j33pd0g macrumors 6502

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    Weird. That carlybinding site will not load on any of the OS X browsers. However, it works and loads the no flash page in Netscape in Panthers Classic layer. So I don't think it's Panther as much as it is these pages may have some kind of browser sniffing code. The no flash page works in OS X if you know the url.

    This works in Safari: http://www.carlybinding.com/noflash/
     
  7. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    Probably some kind of problem in Cold Fusion server software technology.
    ie: it is somewhat platform-centric.

    In any event, sites that do not function on all platforms at all times are in violation of a basic tenet of web design.
     
  8. damson34 macrumors 6502

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  9. j33pd0g macrumors 6502

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    Download it. You can watch this if you want by option clicking the above URL. After the file is saved open it with Macromedia Flash player 6. You can get that for free on the Macromedia site. It won't play in Safari for some reason... but you can download and watch it if you want.
     
  10. damson34 macrumors 6502

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    I downloaded the file and it doesnt play. I have the flash 7 plugin, i am guessing thats what you meant by flash player. It defaults to quicktime which says it is an invalid file.
     
  11. j33pd0g macrumors 6502

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    It played in fp6 on osx 10.3.1. I was using the stand alone Flash player 6. It's not a plug in. BTW, the tutorial was lame, so you're not missing out on anything. I guess they are on Flash Player 7. I will have to check it out later.

    I think the installer also installs the stand alone app. Try control clicking on the downloaded file and going to open with...
     
  12. neut macrumors 68000

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    yeah

    that carly site is a bitch...check it:

    .//
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <title>Carly Binding</title>
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <link href="style_default.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />
    </head>

    <body>

    <script type="text/javascript" src="Dispatcher.js"></script>
    <script language="VBScript" src="Dispatcher.vbs"></script>

    <script language="JavaScript">
    <!-- Hide script from **** browsers
    MM_FlashDispatch(
    "index.cfm?fuseaction=home.flashEnabled", // Flash content URL
    "6.0", // Content version
    true, // don't require latest rev. of plug-in
    "index.cfm?fuseaction=home.noFlash", // upgrade URL
    !MM_FlashUserDemurred(), // don't install if user said no once
    "index.cfm?fuseaction=home.noFlash", // install Flash plugin URL
    "index.cfm?fuseaction=home.noFlash", // alternate content
    false, // override plugins page
    false // disable auto-install
    );
    // -->
    </script>
    <noscript>
    <p>Sorry, you need a Javascript enabled browser to view this site.</p>
    </noscript>


    </body>
    </html>
    //.


    ****ing programmers.
     
  13. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Re: yeah

    Heh, don't lump us all in there. ;)

    It's sad that web developers are too lazy to create cross-platform/cross-browser content, much less check to see if it works on anything but their browser (usually IE/Win). Browser sniffing needs to die. Create web standards-based content or don't bother putting it up.
     
  14. Sabenth macrumors 6502a

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    Hi guys ive tried all of the above links not one of them works for me. I get the broken quick time logo i havent made quick time defualt by the way. havent even messed with any settings at all with panther yet. might update my flash player see if that dose anything
     
  15. neut macrumors 68000

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    Re: Re: yeah

    yeah it does. it's only useful for closed system / internal development (ie corp. training, corp archive, etc) so the developers can use specific functions.

    otherwise it's crap.


    peace.
     

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