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swf : calling functions declared via ExternalInterface.addCallback fails #846

ghost opened this Issue Apr 5, 2014 · 1 comment


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ghost commented Apr 5, 2014

There are two points of failure here :
1 ) the id of the SWF object element is currently set to 'fancybox-swf' which contains one of the proscribed characters according to Adobe documentation :
excerpt : "Note: When embedding SWF files within an HTML page, make sure that the id attribute is set and the id and name attributes of the object and embed tags do not include the following characters: . - + * / "

2 ) in some browsers you must get a reference to the object element and in others you must get a reference to the embed element in order to call the ActionScript function ('callback') from JavaScript. The embed element is not currently given an id at all.

I see three levels of solution :
1 ) Fix the '-' in the id of object and add a different id to embed in order to facilitate a 'roll-your-own' solution

2 ) Add an API that returns a reference to the Flash Player by function name : like getFlashPlayerForFunctionCall( functionName )

3 ) Full boat solution 'callActionScriptFunction( functionName, paramArray ) and then use 'apply' to call the function and passthrough/return the result

I documented my workaround on Stack Overflow :


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fancyapps commented Feb 27, 2017

Hi, thanks for your work.

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