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Calling external javascript functions from within flash?
I need help calling a javascript function on a page from a flash movie

5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3374405 posted 8:42 am on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)


I have a small flash movie that loops through a few images and has an on (release) which opens a URL.

We also have javascript on the page, which checks to see if the link/URL a user browses to are part of the site and if they're not it popups a questionaire.

With the flash link this doesn't work, and it popups the questionaire even though it is an interal link.

I have written a small javascript function in the page to force the javascript to think the link is internal, however, I'm struggling to call this function from within the flash movie.

I've tried:

var externalFunction='javascript:set_internal_link';



From with in the same on release () that opens the URL.

I added an alert() to my javascript function but it's not calling the function correctly.

Any ideas/help would be much appreciated.




10+ Year Member

Msg#: 3374405 posted 12:58 pm on Jun 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

I haven't done that in a while, and I would have to check syntax, but have you tried storing your javascript in a .js file and calling that with getURL?


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3374405 posted 9:00 pm on Jun 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

can you not write the function in actionscript?
Post your full javascript function that you want to call.

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