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Eolas for ever

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An article by Stéphane

Published on 19 June 2006

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I worked on a site today, assessing its accessibility, and saw a Flash insertion through Javascript. The script was called EolasFix.js.

They didn’t do much to improve the world but their name will stay. Who would want this kind of posterity?


    • 20 June 2006

    Je conseille SWFObject, pour faire un truc comme ça :

    Je ne sais pas trop si c’est accessible, mais au moins ça dégrade correctement si un utilisateur n’a pas de JS.

    Reply to Julien

    • 20 June 2006
    • in reply to Julien

    It’s not very clean. Inserting JS inside the HTML is what everyone’s trying to avoid these days.

    Reply to Stéphane

  • Yes, but :
    * Macromedia generates a JavaScript wrapper, and SWFObject is better
    * SWFObject allows to get a unique ID for the flash application, eg DOM work
    * we can assume that someone who’s got Flash also has JavaScript
    * SWFObject degrades beautifully

    Anyway I’ll have to look the "Satay" method more carefully wink

    Reply to Julien

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