swfobject.getObjectById() when flash not installed28 Oct 2011
SWFObject is the de-facto library used whenever you need to ember Flash files in your code. It takes care of smoothing all cross browser issues.
It has a
getFlashPlayerVersionmethod that return a string of the current
version in the form
major.minor.release. Its value is
0.0.0 if Flash isn't
It also provides a cross browser markup, including conditionnal comments for IE, that validate and works everywhere. The downside is that it forces you to create two elements in your markup with the same id.
getObjectByIdmethod is here to return the correct DOM
element based on the browser flash integration type.
But... It seems that the mechanisme is buggy when Flash isn't installed (on 2.2)
I've tested running IE9 without Flash installed and FF8 with Flash disabled,
and the return of
getObjectByIddiffers : I got
nullin IE9 and the DOM
element in FF8.
I've added a small patch to my code to take it into account :
var el = swfobject.getObjectById(id) || document.getElementById(id);
And I've also submitted a bug report.
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