3 Replies Latest reply on May 25, 2006 5:44 AM by Newsgroup_User

    "mailto:" from a Flash Projector

    Mariana_Bravo
      Hi ithere!
      I've been trying to make a simple "mailto:" action work properly but it doesnt work.. it does open a mail programm but first of all opens a browser! well.. thats not what i want, i would like to make the get url " mailto:" action just open a mail programm and thats it...

      this is the way i use the "mailto:" action, a button gives de action to go to a frame with the next script:

      getURL("mailto:mail@mail.com");


      help please!
      Mariana
        • 1. Re: "mailto:" from a Flash Projector
          Level 7
          I am not completely sure, but probably you don't have a chance to do
          what you want, sorry.

          First option - what you already tried:
          A mailto action is in its origin (sorry for my strange english!) an HTML
          link, and due to this fact has to be executed by a Browser. In other
          words getURL calls the browser, no matter what is inside, a Link, a file
          to download or a mailto action. The Browser then figures out, that it is
          a mail and calls your mail Program.
          I don't know of any way to change this behaviour for it lies in the
          Nature of getURL.

          Second option - trying to call the mail Application:
          Unfortunately I also don't know of any secure way to call an Application
          via Projector (so not using getURL) though I think people soetimes do so
          using insecure ways (Secure does not mean Internet security but just
          that it will probably will not work on some Coputers - Language problem
          again).

          In what you are trying to do you don't rely only on Flash, but on the
          System of the Computer where your Flash-Movie runs, so please keep in
          Mind, that there may be different Applications, Configurations even
          Platforms when trying this.

          I'm very sorry, I once ran into similar problems like you, and had to
          learn, that Flash is not really an Application to create Software even
          if it can do much more that usual HTML.

          greetings!
          oe



          Mariana Bravo wrote:

          > Hi ithere!
          > I've been trying to make a simple "mailto:" action work properly but it doesnt
          > work.. it does open a mail programm but first of all opens a browser! well..
          > thats not what i want, i would like to make the get url " mailto:" action just
          > open a mail programm and thats it...
          >
          > this is the way i use the "mailto:" action, a button gives de action to go to
          > a frame with the next script:
          >
          > getURL("mailto:mail@mail.com");
          >
          >
          > help please!
          > Mariana
          >
          >
          • 2. Re: "mailto:" from a Flash Projector
            Level 7
            as oe explained, "mailto" has several limitations. besides, what about
            if the user doesn't have a mail program installed?

            if your movie is intended to be a standalone projector you can try
            embedding your movie into some application like Director that cand send
            mails through and xtra or perphaps Zinc, SWF Studio, ...

            if it's going to be embedded in a HTML page, call a PHP, ASP, ...
            application in the server that takes care of sending the mail

            hth,

            jdoe

            oe wrote:
            > I am not completely sure, but probably you don't have a chance to do
            > what you want, sorry.
            >
            > First option - what you already tried:
            > A mailto action is in its origin (sorry for my strange english!) an HTML
            > link, and due to this fact has to be executed by a Browser. In other
            > words getURL calls the browser, no matter what is inside, a Link, a file
            > to download or a mailto action. The Browser then figures out, that it is
            > a mail and calls your mail Program.
            > I don't know of any way to change this behaviour for it lies in the
            > Nature of getURL.
            >
            > Second option - trying to call the mail Application:
            > Unfortunately I also don't know of any secure way to call an Application
            > via Projector (so not using getURL) though I think people soetimes do so
            > using insecure ways (Secure does not mean Internet security but just
            > that it will probably will not work on some Coputers - Language problem
            > again).
            >
            > In what you are trying to do you don't rely only on Flash, but on the
            > System of the Computer where your Flash-Movie runs, so please keep in
            > Mind, that there may be different Applications, Configurations even
            > Platforms when trying this.
            >
            > I'm very sorry, I once ran into similar problems like you, and had to
            > learn, that Flash is not really an Application to create Software even
            > if it can do much more that usual HTML.
            >
            > greetings!
            > oe
            >
            >
            >
            > Mariana Bravo wrote:
            >
            >> Hi ithere!
            >> I've been trying to make a simple "mailto:" action work properly but
            >> it doesnt work.. it does open a mail programm but first of all opens a
            >> browser! well.. thats not what i want, i would like to make the get
            >> url " mailto:" action just open a mail programm and thats it...
            >> this is the way i use the "mailto:" action, a button gives de action
            >> to go to a frame with the next script:
            >>
            >> getURL("mailto:mail@mail.com");
            >>
            >>
            >> help please!
            >> Mariana
            >>
            >>
            • 3. Re: "mailto:" from a Flash Projector
              Level 7
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