I have just been checking out Asual’s SWFAddress.

If you haven’t come across it yet, SWF Address is a tool for deep linking in Flash. It is a JavaScript based code which will set hash (anchor) link path from your Flash content. Not only does this mean users can now use their back buttons, but it also means permalinks can be created to content deep inside the Flash movie. For example http://www.yoursite.com/#/projects/project-name/

I will be working on implementing it on Flash in the Pan website awards, as I have already used rewrite rules to fetch Flash content when the user arrives from a page specific link or search engine result, but SWF Address will add a much needed real-time feedback on the users’ position within the sites data.

You can download SWF Address here and will see an example implementation of SWF address on soulwire or one of my other sites very soon.

Finally, between SWF Address and SWF Object, flash is becoming more and more usable as a coherent and complete format for large and SEO friendly sites.

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  1. SHABEE 8 years ago

    really nice post.

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  2. blenderhead 8 years ago

    First of all great site you got here.
    I’ve just dipped my foot in the SWF Address pool and am overall quite pleased. That said, Your Flash in the Pan site is the only sample so far I’ve found that doesn’t display the default “SWFAddress Website” name in the browser title.

    I’ve changed it in the html file located in the swfaddress folder and it displays fine locally but reverts back to the default title when loaded to our test server. I’d greatly appreciate any solution which remedies this.

    Please and thank-you.

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  3. blenderhead 8 years ago

    Hi again. Feeling like a git right now as I was so hung-up with the external files I completely overlooked the simplest thing by not resetting the formatTitle function in flash itself.

    The only other thing I have to gripe about is that you don’t seem to be able to use Japanese in the anchors. Maa, shougunai dayo ne.

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  4. Heartburn Home Remedy 7 years ago

    I read your posts for quite a long time and should tell that your posts always prove to be of a high value and quality for readers.

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  5. Babu 7 years ago

    Is it possible to use SWFAddress for history management when Site A.com embeds swfs from SiteB.com?. Please advise.

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  6. Gireesh 7 years ago

    Is there any way to remove the # symbol from the address bar

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  7. josimar 7 years ago

    I have exactly the same question as GIREESH, that # is UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!
    How can we get rid of it? I’ve heard it’s possible, but not advised with swfaddress…

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