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I'm having trouble with my Flash site in NN7+.

On Windows, the site opens really, really, really small in its window. It should fill it - or at least be bigger! Seems to be okay in IE.

On Mac, I get nothing. A window opens and I see the background color, but no Flash. It does seem to work okay in Safari and IE.

Thanks for the help!

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by:negatyve
ID: 9595792
Could you post here the embedding html code?
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by:jtlyonsden
ID: 9596072
I've implemented the IE browser fix that's been going around, so my embed text is in three places:

This is the EXTERNAL javascript file (browserFix.js):
function browserFix() {
      document.write('<object classid="clsid:000000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/ shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" id="movie" width="100%" height="100%" align="top">\n');
      document.write('<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />\n');
      document.write('<param name="movie" value="movie.swf" />\n');
      document.write('<param name="loop" value="false" />\n');
      document.write('<param name="menu" value="false" />\n');
      document.write('<param name="quality" value="high" />\n');
      document.write('<param name="salign" value="t" />\n');
      document.write('<param name="bgcolor" value="#666699" />\n');
      document.write('<embed src="movie.swf" loop="false" menu="false" quality="high" salign="t" bgcolor="#666699" width="100%" height="100%" swLiveConnect=true id="movie" name="movie" align="top" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />\n');
      document.write('</object>\n');
}

This is in the <HEAD> section of the page:
<script src="browserFix.js" language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript"></script>

This is in the <BODY> section of the page:
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript">
      browserFix();
</script>

This works the same as it did before I "fixed" it in IE. It's never worked in Netscape, even before I implemented the "fix."

Thanks for taking a look.
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by:negatyve
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Tested with these browser on pc, and always looked as expected :

Opera 7.11
Internet Explorer 6.0.28
Netscape Navigator 7.01
Netscape Navigator 6.0
Netscape(R) Communicator 4.51
Mozilla 1.4

This is a browser, not javascript, problem. Is your Netscape 7 for Mac plugin updated?
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by:jtlyonsden
ID: 9599439
You asked for it! Here are the two functions that create the HTML text. "_global.transformXML" is called from the click of the "printer-friendly" button. The second function ("replaceChars") replaces all quotes with &quot and all single quotes with \'.

The thing that has really perplexed me is that if I do a trace on the variable "theseItems" and copy and paste the output directly into the javascript statement "window.document.write("HTML text...");", it works. Thanks again.

I know I could just use single quotes instead of all the escape characters, but I was trying everything to get this fixed.

_global.transformXML = function() {
      var theseItems:String = "<html><head>";
      // define styles
      theseItems += "<style type=\\\"text/css\\\">\\n";
      theseItems += "body {font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; white-space:none;}\\n";
      theseItems += "div.headline {font-weight:bold; font-size:20px}\\n";
      theseItems += "div.subhead {font-weight:bold; font-size:16px}\\n";
      theseItems += "div.paragraph {font-size:12px;}\\n";
      theseItems += "div.boldParagraph {font-size:12px; font-weight:bold;}\\n";
      theseItems += "div.bullets {font-size:10px;}\\n";
      theseItems += "div.caption {font-size:9px;}\\n";
      theseItems += "</style>\\n";
      theseItems += "<title>Prism Software Corporation</title></head><body>";
      // set this for bulleted list (only one set of <ul> tags)
      var bulletFlag:Boolean = false;
      //
      for (i=0; i<=_global.arrItemsXML.length; i++) {
            switch (_global.arrLabelsXML[i]) {
            case "headline" :
                  theseItems += "<hr>\\n";
                  theseItems += "<!-- HEADLINE -->\\n";
                  theseItems += "<div class=\\\"headline\\\">";
                  theseItems += replaceChars(_global.arrItemsXML[i]);
                  theseItems += "</div><br>\\n";
                  break;
            case "subhead" :
                  theseItems += "<!--SUBHEADING-->\\n";
                  theseItems += "<br><div class=\\\"subhead\\\">";
                  theseItems += replaceChars(_global.arrItemsXML[i]);
                  theseItems += "</div><br>\\n";
                  break;
            case "paragraph" :
                  theseItems += "<!-- PARAGRAPH -->\\n";
                  theseItems += "<div class=\\\"paragraph\\\">";
                  theseItems += replaceChars(_global.arrItemsXML[i]);
                  theseItems += "</div><br>\\n";
                  if (_global.arrLabelsXML[i+1] == "paragraph") {
                        theseItems += "<br>";
                  }
                  break;
            case "boldParagraph" :
                  theseItems += "<!-- BOLD PARAGRAPH -->\\n";
                  theseItems += "<div class=\\\"boldParagraph\\\">";
                  theseItems += replaceChars(_global.arrItemsXML[i]);
                  theseItems += "</div><br>\\n";
                  break;
            case "bullets" :
                  thisBullet = replaceChars(_global.arrItemsXML[i]);
                  if (bulletFlag == false) {
                        theseItems += "<!-- BULLETS -->\\n";
                        theseItems += "<div class=\\\"bullets\\\">";
                        theseItems += "<ul>";
                        theseItems += "<li>"+thisBullet+"</li>";
                        //if only one bullet
                        if (_global.arrLabelsXML[i+1] != "bullets") {
                              theseItems += "</ul>";
                              bulletFlag = false;
                        } else {
                              bulletFlag = true;
                        }
                  } else if (_global.arrLabelsXML[i+1] == "bullets" && bulletFlag == true) {
                        theseItems += "<li>"+thisBullet+"</li>";
                  } else {
                        theseItems += "<li>"+thisBullet+"</li>";
                        theseItems += "</ul>";
                        theseItems += "</div>\\n";
                        bulletFlag = false;
                  }
                  break;
            case "caption" :
                  theseItems += "<br>";
                  theseItems += "<!-- CAPTION -->\\n";
                  theseItems += "<div class=\\\"caption\\\">";
                  theseItems += replaceChars(_global.arrItemsXML[i]);
                  theseItems += "</div><br>\\n";
                  break;
            }
      }
      theseItems += "</body></html>";
      //trace(theseItems);
      getURL("javascript:openPrinterFriendly(\""+theseItems+"\")");
};
// replace " with &quot and ' with \' for proper display
replaceChars = function (thisText) {
      arrParsedText = new Array();
      newText = new String();
      //
      // replace quotes
      //
      arrParsedText = thisText.split("\"");
      if (arrParsedText.length>1) {
            for (j=0; j<arrParsedText.length-1; j++) {
                  newText += arrParsedText[j]+"&quot;";
                  lastOne = j;
            }
            newText += arrParsedText[lastOne+1];
            thisText = newText;
      }
      //
      // replace apostophes
      //
      arrParsedText = thisText.split("\'");
      if (arrParsedText.length>1) {
            newText = "";
            for (j=0; j<arrParsedText.length-1; j++) {
                  newText += arrParsedText[j]+"\\\'";
                  lastOne = j;
            }
            newText += arrParsedText[lastOne+1];
            thisText = newText;
      }
      return thisText;
};
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by:jtlyonsden
ID: 9599444
Sorry, I pasted that message into the wrong problem!
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by:negatyve
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ok, what about "this" problem?
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by:jtlyonsden
ID: 9607523
Well, I made sure I was using the latest version of Netscape on my Windows machine and Mac (7.1). Now I have the same problem with both that I was having in Windows - the Flash movie opens really small within the window (which is the correct size). I have a javascript that is called from a couple of buttons in my movie to allow the user to enlarge the window. This works on the actual window, but the content continues to appear really small (about 20% of actual size).

I imagine something has changed in 7.1 in regard to embedded content, but I haven't had the time to look at anything yet. I noticed that you tested in 7.01 - know anything new about 7.1?

Thanks.
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by:jtlyonsden
ID: 9675504
I finally figured out what the problem was. NN 7.1 does not like percentages for width and height. As soon as I changed the values to pixels, my movie opened just fine.

This makes it harder to do my dynamic window sizing, but I'm sure I'll figure out a work around.
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by:jtlyonsden
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Solved the problem myself. Close the question.
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