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    What would stop a simple link from working just because www. was not used before the domain name?

    Example:
    http://dreamstreetms.org/
    left menu doesn't work

    http://www.dreamstreetms.org/
    left menu works here.

    Thanks ahead for your reply
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    It must be something in the way that Flash presentation was programmed.
    It really should not make a difference. Contact the person that made that Flash menu.


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    hah, the person who made it is me and aside from what I normally do the only thing that's different is the html used to bring the flash into the page. But I have no idea what kind of scripts adobe dreamweaver posted but I wonder if that's what's causing the problem or possibly it's the web host "A Record" or something

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    I wonder if something in Flash only generates a "link" if it sees the www
    So without www, it doesn't realize what you have is a link?

    If I were you, I would contact my webhost and ask them to correct the
    setting within their configuration that treats all non-www the same as www.
    There might be an .htaccess re-write rule for this, but if the webhost can do
    it (or direct you), it will be properly corrected.


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    Are the links you use relative or absolute? The reference to the Flash file itself is definitely absolute, and should be relative (i.e., instead of [minicode]http://www.dreamstreetms.org/siteswf/DreamstreetHeaderNew.swf[/minicode], it should be [minicode]/siteswf/DreamstreetHeaderNew.swf[/minicode]). This may be an issue with recent Flash Player versions' increased security restrictions. Within the file itself, you should make sure your gotoURLs (or whatever you're using) are also written relatively, rather than absolutely (i.e., http://www.dreamstreetms.org should not show up anywhere).j

    Generally speaking, when you do include a domain, you include the base domain (without the www), as browsers and plugins are generally more lenient about allowing access from a non-www item to a www-item. This is because the base domain is considered to be the `parent', so to speak, for all sub-domains, i.e. anything that has anything before the base domain.

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    Flash has a very tight security sandbox for the web. You're probably loading something from the www subdomain within the flash, which causes it to break from other subdomains. You can get around this by specifically allowing the subdomain www in your actionscript.


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