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Why do redirects seem to work back to front?



8:27 am on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Flash redirect scripts on intros seem to work back to front.

In most cases, they appear to redirect if the client does NOT have Flash (to a download page or to a html version).

What is wrong with the following scenario (apart from the possible use of Flash in the first place)?:

1. Serve index.htm as start page with full html
2. Detect if Flash player installed
3. If Flash player installed, redirect to Flash intro

Since, allegedly, spiders don't have Flash installed, and since, allegedly, they don't follow javascript redirects and since you are serving proper visible html content, I don't see the downside here.

I take it there must be one however, since I don't see many scripts appearing to work in this way.

And if it is common practice (I don't normally deal with Flash), anyone want to offer a reference to a "back-to-front" script?


12:29 pm on Jun 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Interesting question. I don't have an answer for you, unfortunately, but your point does seem to make sense to make the default an html page and then redirect only if the fplayer is detected.

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