Archive for September, 2008
In the last few days I’ve been experiencing weird rendering problems in some websites while using the latest stable version of Firefox (3.0.1) in MAC.
Searching google I found more people having similar issuses like blinking pages when using SWFAddress for Flash in FF3 MAC.
- SWFAddress Help Forum
- Firefox 3 + Adblock = disaster (asfusion blog)
- FF3 breaks SWFAddress (sometimes) on OS X
- Firefox 3 and SWFAddress
After reading all this posts I thought the problem was specific for SWFAddress but my surpsise was when I found similar problems in one of our projects which is not using SWFAddress at all and it is almost 4 years old (AS2). In this specific project we were using ExternalInterface extensivelly.
I have done a small test with just a gradient background and three round corner buttons using ExternalInterface call method to call three different javscript functions and the results are scary:
Looking at this results and considering that SWFAddress uses ExternalInterface I can say for now that part of the problem is caused by using the ExternalInterface call method in FF3 MAC (looking at the problem from a flash developer point of view, I don’t know what is happening behind the “Cocoa Firefox” scenes), but maybe the problem goes deeper than this, I don’t know yet, this is only my first attempt to find out the causes of Flash blinking and behaving bad in FF3 MAC.