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LWP - Pretend to have flash installed

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Hi,

How do I let LWP pretend to have Flash installed?

I'm trying to retrieve a page but another page is being displayed due to flash not being installed.

Greeting.
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Question by:TonyJix
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by:Suhas .
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to check whether the flash is installed or not,
please go through the link which contains script,

http://www.quirksmode.org/js/flash.html
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by:mattaustin
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The only way i know to test if flash is installed is javascript....so there probly setting a form varrible... ex: hasflash=1. Can you post the url your trying to get info from maybe we can help more?
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by:TonyJix
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No..

What I mean is that I am trying to let LWP get a page. The page that it is trying to get requires Flash.
Since LWP does not have Flash installed (..) , the end-page will send the LWP to some "install Flash first" page.

I want LWP to pretend to have Flash installed.

Greetings.
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mattaustin earned 2000 total points
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The check for flash has to be done client side.. so the page your are trying to view..probably sets a cookie or a form variable to tell the server side script you have flash and the show/hide the content.  You can use a program like HTTPWatch.. to see what exactly is being sent.   My guess would be a cookie. Then in LWP you can "hard code" that cookies into your lwp request.  Like I said it would be more help if we knew the url,  and I could tell you exactly what being sent to tell it you had flash.
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by:TonyJix
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Nice program.. I will be able to figure it out using that.

Greeting.
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