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How to redirect if flash is installed

Posted on 2009-12-16
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I know there are ways to redirect a page containing flash if flash player is not installed. I want to set up an html page to do the reverse: display the html if flash is NOT installed, and redirect if flash IS installed.

How can I cause an html page to redirect if flash is detected?
Question by:Jonathan Greenberg
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by:Loganathan Natarajan
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Barry Jones earned 2000 total points
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Hi macrolific

The attached html file demonstrates the use of adobe's flash detection script (8kb) - this is attached also (remove .txt extension).

It will redirect to a non-html page is flash is detected.

Hope this helps,

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
	<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
	<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.3.2/jquery.min.js"></script>   
	<script type="text/javascript" src="adobe-flash-detect.js"></script>   
	<script type="text/javascript">

		// Return true/false is adobe flash player is installed
		var isFlashInstalled = function(){return (parseInt(GetSwfVer()) > 0);}
		// Detect flash - redirect if found
		if (isFlashInstalled()){window.location.href = "flash-content.html";}
	<style type="text/css">	
	<div style="width: 200px; margin: auto; border: 1px solid #066633; color: #066633; padding: 6px;">
		This HTML content is displayed if either; javascript is not enabled, or flash is not present.

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by:Jonathan Greenberg
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TheFoot, yours is a simple yet comprehensive solution that works perfectly. Thanks! logudotcom, thanks for your help, too.
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by:Barry Jones
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Glad to help thanks for the points..
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