FlashObject is now SWFObject

Posted by Aaron West at 8:40 AM in Adobe General, Flash

A little over a month ago I blogged about the IE Active Content update and how you could easily update your site with a nice piece of JavaScript called FlashObject. Apparently, using the word "Flash" ruffled some feathers at Adobe when they asked the author to write an article for the Developer Center. After attempting to compromise with Adobe on the issue the author has now been asked to change the name of his product. And so he has. FlashObject is now called SWFObject. I don't pretend to understand all the legal details regarding these types of issues, but it is definitely unfortunate that we [apparently] cannot have projects and products with the name "Flash" in them. Go Adobe. To read the author's take on this click on over to his blog post on the matter.

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This entry was posted by Aaron West on April 21, 2006 at 8:40 AM. It was filed in the following categories: Adobe General, Flash. It has been viewed 5083 times and has 1 comments.

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  1. Just want to say thank you for the SWFObject. I made a small You tube player.

    I also figured out a way to reuse the SWFObject by using the following -

    function changeYouTube(temp){
    so.setAttribute(swf, temp);

    See it at -