I'm using a very simple actionscript to try and test loading
external graphics, which I need for a project. It works in the
Flash Player and in Firefox, but Safari seems to ignore the
Here's the actionscript: loadMovie("first.swf", "first_swf");
This is actually from a tutorial from FlashKit, so I'm sure
it worked for the person who made this, but they didn't have Safari
most likely. The instance name is there and the movieclip is there,
but Safari is refusing to see the external file it seems.
Any suggestions? I'm using OS X 10.4.8 with Safari 2.0.4
(419.3) with Flash 8.
P.S. Strange as it may sound, I went ahead and uploaded the
movie and the first.swf file to my web server and tried it over the
web and it worked just fine. It just won't work in a drap and drop
from my computer into the browser. So, while this isn't critical
now, it is strange that the OS X file system is being ignored on
the loadMovie command, but it works via the web and HTTP