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Rotator does not display in IE 8.0.6001

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Hi,
A great rotator. HOWEVER . . . it does not seem to work in IE 8.0 but works perfectly in Firefox, Chrome & Opera. HELP PLEASE!!!
 
Here is a link that is not working in IE and I have tried to impliment it on another couple of sites with the same result :: http://www.panoramasdownunder.com/
Cheers,
Peter

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peters4oz wrote Aug 19, 2009 at 4:01 AM

I note you have the impact of this issue down as Low in your Work Item Details.

Not working in IE 8 has a huge impact on 80%+ of the browsers out there - i.e. it does not show up at all so all we see is empty space. That's a pretty big issue on the most popular browser on the market. If you think it may be something I have confirgured wrongly, can you give me some suggestions on how I might fix it.

But if no one wants to deal with this particular issue that's also fine . . . just say so and we can all move on to commercial products that do work in the world's most popular browser. Pity though. Because apart from what seems to be one browser specific issue , you have a great module.
Hope someone cares enough to reply,
Peter

peters4oz wrote Aug 19, 2009 at 5:30 AM

FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE FAULT
  1. If you insert a FlashImageRotator module into a page and DO NOT CONFIGURE IT AT ALL . . . it displays in IE OK;
  2. If you open the Edit ImageRotator Options but "Cancel" your changes . . . it continues to display in IE OK;
    3 If you open the Edit ImageRotator Options commit your changes . . . it no longer displays in IE;
When refreshing a page in IE with the FlashImageRotator module on it in IE, the Flash "Loading Animation" sometimes appears and then disappears. This is intermittent behaviour - sometimes the "Loading Animation" does not appear.

Attaching an audio file to the module to test if the swf is actually playing in IE but it is a Z Order issue (i.e. it is playing but hidden by an upper layer). RESULT - in IE the audio does NOT play. In other browsers all is OK.

DATABASE
I checked the database table for "dbo.M2Land_FlashImageRotator" and there are a number of rows (currently 6 even though I only have 2 instances of the module on the site). When I update the configuration of the module, all the rows in the database tables are updated with the same data!! Is this expected behaviour? I wonder why there are so many rows in the table?

I hope all this documentation helps you find this bug,
Peter

peters4oz wrote Aug 19, 2009 at 10:10 PM

JAVASCRIPT NOT SENSING BROWSER TYPE WHEN PASSING INFORMATION FROM DATABASE
The issue seems to be that the FlashImageRotator (or perhaps the swfobject.js) is not correctly identifying an IE browser when it has data to pass to the flash object. It is OK when there is only default data but not OK otherwise. The code in 1 & 2 shows the HTML source from IE with an unconfigured FIR and from a configured FIR. This configured FIR html code seems identical with the code sent to FireFox - which won't actually load the flash file in IE.
  1. Source from IE with unconfigured FlashImageRotator (it uses the Active X Flash Control)
<div id="dnn_ctr463_ModuleContent" class="FlashImageRotatorContent"><embed src='/dnnTest/DesktopModules/FlashImageRotator/Flash/imagerotator.swf' width='470'height='160'allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true' wmode='opaque'flashvars='width=470&height=160&file=/dnnTest/DesktopModules/FlashImageRotator/Flash/ImageList.xml&transition=random&logo=http://www.aboutdnn.com/Portals/0/aboutdnnlogo.gif'/></div>
  1. Source from IE with a configured FlashImageRotator (it seems to be using the same codes as is sent to non IE browsers; that is it is not using the Active X Flash Control)
<div id="dnn_ctr433_ModuleContent" class="FlashImageRotatorContent"><OBJECT classid='clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000'codebase='http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0'width='960'height='258'><PARAM NAME='movie' VALUE='/dnnTest/DesktopModules/FlashImageRotator/Flash/imagerotator.swf'><PARAM NAME='quality' VALUE='high'><PARAM NAME='wmode' VALUE='transparent'><embed src='/dnnTest/DesktopModules/FlashImageRotator/Flash/imagerotator.swf' width='960'height='258'allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'wmode='transparent'flashvars='width=960&height=258&file=/dnnTest/DesktopModules/FlashImageRotator/Flash/ImageList.xml&transition=slowfade&enablejs=False' /></OBJECT></div>
  1. Source from Firefox which correctly displays the FlashImageRotator (similar/same as the IE code in 2.)
<div id="dnn_ctr433_ModuleContent" class="FlashImageRotatorContent"><OBJECT classid='clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000'codebase='http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0'width='960'height='258'><PARAM NAME='movie' VALUE='/dnnTest/DesktopModules/FlashImageRotator/Flash/imagerotator.swf'><PARAM NAME='quality' VALUE='high'><PARAM NAME='wmode' VALUE='transparent'><embed src='/dnnTest/DesktopModules/FlashImageRotator/Flash/imagerotator.swf' width='960'height='258'allowscriptaccess='always' allowfullscreen='true'wmode='transparent'flashvars='width=960&height=258&file=/dnnTest/DesktopModules/FlashImageRotator/Flash/ImageList.xml&transition=slowfade&enablejs=False' /></OBJECT></div> Hope there is someone listening as I have had no response from any of my posts yet.
Peter

wrote Feb 13, 2013 at 5:29 PM