[resolved] flash, swfaddress, back button and wordpress links (1 post)

  1. Larry McCauley
    Posted 5 years ago #

    swfaddress, flash, wordpress, and the backbutton

    Thought that I would post this as a solution to anyone going through the same problem as I was. Basically linking my flash site to a widget was fine, except I couldn't use the back button to return to my blog. As it is (as I understand it) damn near impossible to get a widget link to open up in a _blank window, I was a bit stuck.

    However I was using swfaddress in my flash site to activate the back button. Which meant that linking to my site at http://www.thesilentmind.org.uk got me there, but wouldn't get me back, as once in my site, the gig with the back button was taken from the browser and handed to swfaddress.js - long and the short of it is this. The link to my site from my blog needed the # mark in the link...so...

    this bad: http://www.thesilentmind.org.uk

    got me to my site but disabled the back button

    this good: http://www.thesilentmind.org.uk/#/home

    got me to my site and made the back button work again.

    So that's how to sort out a backlink problem with a flash site that used swfaddress. Hope it helps some one

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