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  1. #1
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    Hi all,
    Is there a way to use an alternative image if the user does not have flash installed on their computer?

    Thanks
    Wushupro

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    i don't think the "alt" attribute will validate in an html validator when used in a flash object tag.

    i think a better option for you would be to add a link somewhere near the flash animation in an un-obtrusive way "don't have flash? click here" and then link them to an updated flash download.

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    I know this would add to the loading time for the page but could he use CSS to define a background image to the div containing your flash object so if the user doesn't have flash the object wont display and you'll see the background image?

    I have very limited experience with flash and don't know if it would work that way but is it possible?
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    Your way should work, in my opinion. A flash movie is never transparent, and so the background image will never show up unless the flash movie cannot load.

    HTML Code:
    <div style="background-image:url('url of your image');"><!-- flash code here --></div>
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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperair
    Your way should work, in my opinion. A flash movie is never transparent, and so the background image will never show up unless the flash movie cannot load.

    HTML Code:
    <div style="background-image:url('url of your image');"><!-- flash code here --></div>
    That seems like quite a simple solution, I will give it a try!
    Cheers
    Wushupro

    www.jin-long.co.uk

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    Did this work?

    And just to give you more definitive answers:
    Quote Originally Posted by joshklinger
    i don't think the "alt" attribute will validate in an html validator when used in a flash object tag.
    This is true. Flash is not like an image, and is treated differently in an HTML document.

    Quote Originally Posted by hyperair
    A flash movie is never transparent
    This is false. Proof.. However, for your purposes, the rest of the statement rings true.
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    hmm I never noticed that. Thanks for correcting me.
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    We had a discussion loosely related to the topic on hand about a month ago. I bookmarked the link, but the post that made me find it is here.
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