22 Nov 2006

SWFAddress 1.0

As of today SWFAddress 1.0 is available for download. It took me about a month to prepare the first final release and it definitely exceeded my own expectations in terms of new features and improvements. Here is the full changelog:

  • Improved folder structure.
  • Build procedure based on Apache Ant.
  • Optimized version that utilizes the dojo compressor.
  • Support for GET style parameters with the corresponding getPath, getQueryString, getParameter methods.
  • SEO support via PHP/mod_rewrite for Apache HTTPD and JSP/UrlRewrite for Apache Tomcat. It uses values like '/portfolio/' instead of '/portfolio' or '/portfolio/?desc=true' instead of '/portfolio?desc=true'.
  • Detection of supported browsers.
  • Improved Safari support that relies on a cached form and cookies. The method is not bulletproof, but will work in the majority of cases.
  • SWFAddress.setValue() can be called from JavaScript.
  • Support for manual address changes in IE.
  • Fix for '#' title in IE.

Two weeks ago I moved SWFAddress to in order to reduce the traffic on our site and provide nice facilities like Subversion, mailing list, forums and more.

Learn more about SWFAddress or go straight to the download.

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Left by Rostislav at Mon, 19 Apr 4:15 PM
I found a problem with the typical popup call like getURL(""). If you use the ExternalInterface to execute a JS popup function everything is fine.
Left by Kit at Mon, 19 Apr 4:15 PM
I'm having the same issue as Alex. I try using the included in the Flash example and it gives the "ActionScript 2.0 class scripts may only define class or interface constructs." error.
Left by Alex at Mon, 19 Apr 4:15 PM
Hmm... it's not written in AS 2.0 though... are you planning on releasing a ActionScript 2.0 compatible version? I want to use it... but I can't since it just won't compile the way you wrote it.
Left by tomelloso at Mon, 19 Apr 4:15 PM
This look great. Some more example please.
Left by Francis at Mon, 19 Apr 4:15 PM
Seem like there is a bug when opening a popup using in flash... the adress no longer update. This issue is only on Explorer (I`m using exp.6)
Left by Rostislav at Mon, 19 Apr 4:15 PM
I don't know how you're making these conclusions, but SWFAddress comes with an ActionScript 2 class the compiles with both Flash IDE and MTASC.
Left by Rostislav at Mon, 19 Apr 4:15 PM
The used in the Flash sample is written in ActionScript 1.0. Therefore it throws such an error if it's located in the AS2 classpath of your Flash IDE. The SEO sample is almost identical to the Flash one, but it uses the AS2 version of and doesn't cause such troubles.
Left by Rostislav at Mon, 19 Apr 4:15 PM
Thanks for reporting. I will investigate it.
Left by Rostislav at Mon, 19 Apr 4:15 PM
My previous posting contains samples of indexing by Google, Yahoo and MSN. Here is another one that showcases URLs with query parameters:
Left by Carlos Rovira at Mon, 19 Apr 4:15 PM
Great news!

SEO support could be the beginning of a great change for flash based websites. Could we see some example indexed by google? Could you provide a search string to introduce in google?

Many thanks for the effort! :)
Left by Liion at Mon, 19 Apr 4:15 PM
excellent report, thank you.
Left by Sd card at Mon, 19 Apr 4:15 PM
Interesting article!
Left by Fred at Tue, 14 Feb 8:33 PM
Crucial for any Flash site. AND Google has a new process to make AJAX (or Flash) applications.



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