troubleshooting Question

Trouble passing flashvars in a countdown timer

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Web Development SoftwareAdobe Flash
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We're having a problem with a flash movie which used to produce an auction countdown timer that worked. But now it only works if we hard code the values for day, hour, minutes and seconds. Of course the four variables ahould be getting their values from the html, which I believe is getting them from a cold fusion script (about which I know virtually nothing)..

Please take a look at the code below and let me know if you can surmise from just the AS and the HTML,.what's going wrong .

I'm baffled by the fact that the original year-old swf works fine, but the one generated today from the same flash document dosn't work.

You can view the file at:



If I could give 5,000 points for this, I would!

var day =;
var hour = _root.hour;
var minute = _root.minute;
var second = _root.second;
<OBJECT WIDTH="148" HEIGHT="33" id="cowboom_countdown" align="absmiddle">
<PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="cowboom_countdown.swf"> 
<PARAM NAME="quality" VALUE="high"> 
<EMBED src="cowboom_countdown.swf?day=4&hour=1&minute=35&second=53&textcolor=#000000&textsize=13&fontface=Arial&isBold=true" quality="high" bgcolor="FFFFFF" WIDTH="100" HEIGHT="20" NAME="cowboom_countdown" TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash" PLUGINSPAGE="" align="absmiddle"></EMBED></OBJECT>
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