You can never leave the opening page, regardless of what you click on




16 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: shadow_walker, Assigned: peterlubczynski-bugs)


Windows 98

Firefox Tracking Flags

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16 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030529
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030529

You can not navigate into the site, because what ever you click on returns you
to the opening page. I had to use IE6 to view the site. 

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Goto site above
2. Click on any link

Actual Results:  
infinite loop

Expected Results:  
to view additional flash pages
which flash version do you use ?

wfm with win2k build 20030505.. and flash6 R60

Comment 2

16 years ago
Confirming error, Shockwave Flash 6.0 r79
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win98; en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030607

The flash menue at the top isn´t working.
Looking at the frame source I found:
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" WIDTH=740 HEIGHT=37
		<param name=movie value="./home_top.swf">

		<param name=quality value=high>
		<param name=menu value=false>
		<embed src="./home_top.swf" quality=high menu=false
type="application/x-shockwave-flash" WIDTH=740 HEIGHT=37 name="topMenu"

So I pasted the following link into my URL-Bar:

Mozilla started downloading this file, and then Netscape4.79 came up,
and displayed file:///C|/WINDOWS/TEMP/home_top.swf
When hovering over the FlashMenu, Submenues are shown, but no link is working.

Mozilla is my default browser, so I don´t know why NS4.79 started.
Saw same Auto-Download/Autostart-feature in bug 203601

Assignee: general → peterlubczynski
Component: Browser-General → Plug-ins
Ever confirmed: true
QA Contact: general → bmartin

Comment 3

16 years ago
I just downloaded the latest Mozilla (6/7) and installed the latest flash player
as listed on Macro's website. The flash menus still do not work for me. They
just keep reloading the main screen.

Comment 4

16 years ago
I looked at my version after installing it. It is Flash version 6 R79. 
Hermann Schwab: Is youz flash scriptable ? (flashplayer.xpt)

Comment 6

16 years ago
I have no idea if my flash is scriptible or not. I DO have that file in my
plugins directory with a date of 7/3/02. Is there a newer version with the R79
version of flashplayer? If so, it is not getting installed anywhere on my
machine. I did a search file on it and I only found my 1 file listed. Could you
post any newer version? Thanks.

Comment 7

16 years ago
Matti, do you have a link where I can test if a flashplayer is scriptable?
I found that *.xpt in the component folder of some of my installations, copied
it from there to my trunk installation, and bug 203601 wasn´t working anymore.
It wasn´t working correctly, it wasn´t working at all.
Deleting it gave same behaviour as before. Then I wanted to switch to another
profile, but saw that I had only one, didn´t matter which browser I was using.
The other profiles were testprofiles, so no big loss, but what if i´m creating a
new testprofile and losing my main profile? Got to check this on another computer.
WFM Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060111 Firefox/ and Flash 8

Hermann: Perhaps they are executing a Flash GetURL request, and NS4 is intercepting this request. Try uninstalling NS4 and find out if you still see the issue. I doubt this is a Firefox issue, and is more likely to be a system configuration issue affecting Flash. 
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Tech note: Flash for Mozilla/Opera are different binaries on the system than Flash for IE.

Comment 10

13 years ago
for the record: 
If flash is scriptable (javascript-to-flash communication) can be tested here:
If the test doesn't work, look for flashplayer.xpt, normally that is missing in zip-builds.  Copy it from somewhere to the components or plugins directory.
Hermann: Just a warning... setVariable is inconsistent across browsers and platforms. If you rely on cross-browser support for your pages, you're safer writing out a new flash object with some assigned Flashvars, and using the flash local connection object to communicate the new value from the new flash object to the main page's flash object, then have the main page's flash object call a function to destroy the new object after you're done. setVariable may also crash the first 3 revisions of Flash 6 in certain cases (

Otherwise, here's another good example of using setVariable()

In Flash 8, there is a new method called the External Interface, and this is more reliable based on our testing.
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