4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 24, 2008 4:03 PM by Newsgroup_User

    defigning external links in a Flash button

    zarker
      Hi

      I'm having problems linking to an external page from a Flash button. It works fine from any other object, but the Flash button replaces the external ref with a "//file/C:\...." local ref.

      I can make it work fine in the CS3 Demo from a Flash button, but not MX 2000.

      I've patched to 6.1 but still same problem.

      Is there a fix, or any way to make this work?

      Many thanks
        • 1. Re: defigning external links in a Flash button
          zarker Level 1
          sorry - that's MX 2002 (not 2000)
          • 2. Re: defigning external links in a Flash button
            Level 7
            If you want to use Flash for navigation, consider this -

            1. Some people don't have Flash installed - what do they do?
            2. Search engines don't parse Flash links - your site will not be spidered
            3. Screen assistive devices don't parse Flash links - what will those users
            do?
            4. DW cannot maintain links within a Flash movie, so if you move or rename
            a linked file, your navigation will break - what will you do? You will have
            to remake those buttons.

            It's usually a very bad idea for these reasons - and for these reasons,
            Adobe has removed Flash buttons and Flash text from the next version of
            Dreamweaver.

            Anyhow, when you say "external link" do you mean OUTSIDE the root folder of
            the site? Or what?

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            "zarker" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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            > sorry - that's MX 2002 (not 2000)

            • 3. Re: defigning external links in a Flash button
              zarker Level 1
              Many thanks for the tips (though it could have been better put). Under this light I'll scrap the flash buttons and revert to my hand-made ones.

              Thanks again
              • 4. Re: defigning external links in a Flash button
                Level 7
                Yes, I think that's a wise decision. Thank you for giving it serious
                consideration.

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                Murray --- ICQ 71997575
                Adobe Community Expert
                (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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                "zarker" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                news:gbegnp$t5o$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > Many thanks for the tips (though it could have been better put). Under
                > this light I'll scrap the flash buttons and revert to my hand-made ones.
                >
                > Thanks again