Ok this is one of those “good lord I hate Microsoft” moments that seems to occur far too often. Here’s the situation:
I’m working on recording and export Flash movies from Macromedia Captivate (now Adobe Captivate) and placing them in a webpage to view them. The problem is, every time I view the page in Internet Explorer, I get the “Information Bar” across the top, warning of ActiveX items in the page that need to be granted permission to run. Well that isn’t going to go over well with the users, so I start digging into how to get around this.
First I found a page from Adobe explaining about the new Active Content patch in IE that blocks the content from running without the user clicking. I tried all 3 solutions presented in that document with no success… it seems like I can’t catch a break!
Then I found a reference to FlashObject, a script for embedding Flash objects in your project to avoid activation, it is now called SWFObject though. So I change my page around to try that method… nope, not gonna work, still getting the Information Bar.
So what is the new replacement for
Well nothing… after searching high and low I ran across this comment. That made me think “Local content… why would IE treat local content any differently than remote content? Namely, why would IE treat local content any more SECURELY than remote content?”
Did I mention I’m really looking forward to Vista? Yea…