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    Flash or HTML


    Is there any chance to download Flash or HTML contents into browser automatically?

    For example:
    Something checks if a client browser (IE or NN) has a right Flash plugin installed.
    If yes - server sends a Flash movie.
    If not - server sends a substitute HTML content.
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    Don't cross post - you already posted this in the PHP forum.
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    Yes, but according to someone`s reply PHP has got nothing to do with that, so I`ve decided to move this thread to another forum. I think Flash forum is the most suitable now.
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    yes.
    if scripting is disabled:
    make a 1x1 flash movie that uses geturl(...) to load another page.
    if the user has flash - it forwards automatically.
    if the user doesnt but the browser can auto-install, it will. (probably not if scripting is deactivated, but thats another story)
    if he doesnt like flash, he will just see the page but won´t notice the 1x1 flash.

    if scripting is enabled there is a more elegant solution which i dont have here right now (its 22pm here and i am about to leave). but the way was:
    - javascript: set variable false
    - VBScript: create flash object, this will succeed or fail. Set same Variable true
    - JavaScript: check for netscape, if yes -> check navigator.plugins array for "Macromedia Flash..." (see yourself), set the same variable true

    if variable then document.write(<your flash-code here>)
    OR
    if variable then window.location.href='...'

    for further discussion of the latter, please post to the javascript forum.
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    This all depends on how detailed you want to go. The moock flash player inspector, or "moock fpi" is an all purpose, user configurable flash plugin/activex control detector, created by Colin Moock:

    Colin Moock's flash detector

    Check it out

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