Flash in IE vs. Firefox

I'm a html/db/.net/css/xslt person who built a site and outsourced some flash work. In
IE they work great, but in Firefox they're not.

Sample here:

IE allows me to open the page, roll over the dots on the map for city
name, click to get more info.

When I open the page in Firefox, a blank email springs up, and there's
no interactivity on the page.

I don't know what could be causing this.

Any suggestions much appreciated.


<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=8,0,0,0" width="489" height="431" id="Katz Media" align="middle"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
 &#160;<param name="movie" value="http://www.katz-media.com/FLASH/CONTINENTALTVSALES/office_map_Cont_TV_Sales.swf" />
<embed src="http://www.katz-media.com/FLASH/CONTINENTALTVSALES/office_map_Cont_TV_Sales.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="489" height="431" name="Katz Media" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"></embed></object>

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The page looks functional and identical to me in both IE and Firefox. Firefox and IE use different browser plugins for flash, make sure you're using the most recent browser plugin for each.

Navigate to this page one time for each browser to update the plugins.
It looks fine to me too, see the attached file using firefox on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon.

Definitely sounds like a firefox configuration problem.

You could try using http://browsershots.org/ to test how it looks in various configurations.
Aneesh ChopraCommented:
main issue is page does not include the correct Flash player deduction code, so that end-user automatically prompted or presented with the message showing that Browser need the updated Flash plugin (if not installed).

I recommend to use SWFOBJECT pure javascript Flash version deduction kit. which is free and easy to implement
and support all browsers on windows & Mac platform.

here is the more details:

Aneesh Chopra

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scogordoAuthor Commented:
Hey Aneesh,

Thanks -- sounds like the solution. Now all I need to do is find time to get back to it and try it out. I'll keep you posted.
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