CF8 Flash Chart displays in FF but no IE

Hello All,

I have a cfchart that is displaying in FireFox, both Mac and PC, but the same chart will not display at all (no errors, just nothing) in IE.

I have read about the name tag issue, and that has no effect, used or not. I have found notes that direct me to create a new TEMP folder, and have done so. The CF app appears to be genereating the correct swf file. And when accessed directly, the generated swf file can be displayed on an IE browser.

CFIDE is mapped with a virtual directory on the server.

So after all that, the cfchart will still not display in IE.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Thank you
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erikTsomikSystem Architect, CF programmer Commented:
BreedworksAuthor Commented:
Hello Eric,

Thank you but the solution in the Adobe not does not make sense to me:
To ensure your Flash content plays across browsers and platforms you need to use one of the following workarounds:

   1. Use GET instead of POST on the requesting form.
   2. Rather than returning a SWF directly to the client, return an HTML page that embeds the SWF.

How can I change the way ColdFusion CFCHART handles the GET/POST/
How can I change the resulting swf file CF produces from swf to html.

Sorry if this seems thick, but I am not clear on the answer. Thanks in advance.

Hum, what sort of container do you have the CFCHART created in (CSS). It might be a layering issue.

Can you post a sample code set? I have a feeling this is more of IE miss-interpreting CSS ("Shocker") rather then a ColdFusion issue. Maybe try writing to the blank HTML template attached and see if it works.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>CFCHART TEST</title>
<cfajaximport tags="cfchart">
<!--- Post the code below - and cross your fingers :) --->

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Hey Breedworks,

Any updates on this :)

Just wondering if CSS / rendering was the culprit.

~ Phive.


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BreedworksAuthor Commented:
Hi Phive,

Sorry, holiday travel have gotten in the way...I am back on the test path now. No luck yet but, if you know for a fact that CF Chart in Flash format work on IE, I'll keep at it, and let you know.
BreedworksAuthor Commented:
Well, i did just do a test with your plain wrapper, and the flash chart works fine in both IE and FF. So I guess that you are correct and there must be some conflict in the container, although all the containers in the stack are just simple html: table cells etc
BreedworksAuthor Commented:
Hey Again,  it appears that #HTMLCompressFormat(fusebox.layout)# was the cause of the problem. Removing the HTMLCompressFormat made everything work just fine.

Thanks for the help!
Glad you found 'your man' Breedworks!

Good luck and happy CF'ing!

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