Microsofts update to Active Content in IE Part II

In my last post I described the problem that the new update for IE poses for Flash developers. Well ok, it’s not really a problem but more of an inconvenience for our end users. My final note was to say that I was looking forward to seeing Adobe/Macromedia’s solution as I was dissatisfied with Microsoft’s “Use JScript” solution. After waiting what seemed like an eternity i.e. 3 months Adobe/Macromedia have finally released their solution. You can check it out here.

They decided to take the radically different approach of using external JavaScript to write the Flash object tags to the page. WOW why didn’t Microsoft think of that? Wait they did 3 months ago!? ok so the Adobe/Macromedia solution is a bit different as detailed here but its not really the solution I was looking for.

Interestingly enough they hint that there are other solutions available from other people so I think its time I google the problem again. Last time I checked there were no other solutions but they seem pretty positive that there are so I’ll post anything I find.

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