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cmbarsotti
10-09-2005, 01:46 AM
I just discovered something with the Flash 8 plugin (not the authoring tool) I have a project published as Flash 7 but my plug-in is 8.
getURL("javaScript:myFunction()")
now throws up a messy prompt that says "Macromedia Flash has stopped a potential unsafe operation." The user then has to select the SETTINGS button which loads the macromedia web site plugin control panel. There you can set "always allow", "never allow" or "always ask".

Has anyone else seen this? I use javaScript functions all the time to open popup windows and images from Flash. I'm going to have to go through all of my old sites and handle this some other way.

Please check out:http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/flash/articles/fplayer8_security_04.html

Grant B
10-09-2005, 01:13 PM
Is this just locally on your computer or when online?

Headshotz
10-09-2005, 09:52 PM
It is a new security feature of flash 8, it is annoying
because games I have made and sent to game sites
now have trouble accessing files.

cmbarsotti
10-10-2005, 02:36 PM
Is this just locally on your computer or when online?

I just uploaded the file and, no, it just happens when files are local. Good question, I didn't think about that. I was really scared.

Headshotz
10-11-2005, 09:05 AM
I know it can't communicate with local or internet html files
unless the author gives them 'permission'.