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Flash content and CSS conflicts in IE

Really baffling problem - anyone come accross this?



3:58 pm on Oct 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ihave a real puzzler here..
Site is built using CSS layout and contains a large (150k) flash movie. Everything renders just fine in FFox, - in IE6 (and below) however the Flash movie loads no problesm, BUT any content images and CSS backgrounds do not fully load - its very random on some pages some images load and others dont (its not always the same images)

I have been told it is becasue I am using CSS to lay the site out, but have never heard of this conflict before

This is a real Freaky one, I have been everywhere looking for answers and found nothing

any one heard of this before..?

Very desperate, would appreciate any insights..



9:54 pm on Oct 12, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Ah IE, damn MS! I've had this before. It is because you're using CSS, but my problem was that I was over complicating my CSS, having too many BG images. See if you can scale everything down.


8:24 am on Oct 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thanks for the reply ahmedtheking

I did strip out most of the backgound images but found that it was happenign to embeded images too - I ended up having to put the whole flash movie in an iFrame... as I couldn't find any other solution

I have tried looking everywhere for posts on this topic, surely if this was a conflict with flash/IE/CSS and was as bigger problem as it seems to be there would be allot more about this topic generally - but alas there is not much about this anywhere (that i could find)

What I did discover was that websites where people had used the Javascript insert object script, that this throws up problems in IE when CSS is used - any other experiences and or links to topics on this with more details would be really useful.




12:59 pm on Oct 16, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't know why CSS would have anything to do with it except if it's a background image problem.


10:08 am on Oct 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thanks for the repsonse, but I dont think it is soley to do with background images - that is the problem, I would have thought that this issue would be well docmumented somewhere unless this is a new issue - as this is a really big deal..



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