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SWFaddress the awesomeness

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This can be massive. Flash will be used in more and more websites because now you can archive pages, search text with search engines and still have cool dynamic video effects.


SWFAddress is a fantastic little utility that allows you to easily add deep linking and back button support to your Flash websites. From the SWFAddress website:

SWFAddress is a small script that sits on top of SWFObject and provides deep linking for Flash websites and applications. In other words it enables the Back, Forward and Refresh buttons of the browser and creates unique URLs with page titles that can be sent over email or IM.

SWFAddress uses the ExternalInterface functionality introduced in Flash Player 8. It has been tested on the following browsers:

* Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0
* Mozilla Firefox 1.5
* Safari 2.04
* Opera 9.02

It’s a great little script, and something I’ve wanted to put together for a long time. Even better: It was designed to work with SWFObject, so if you are already using SWFObject to embed your movies, it’s really really easy to just slap in some deep link and back button support.

Go check it out.


Written by tokkipipi

June 18, 2008 at 12:13 am

Posted in Technology

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