I think this is "How can the various browsers talk to the Macromedia Flash Player?"
Here's a weird URL with many screencaptures, but should list or link to the Player's inbound API: http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?event=view&id=KC.tn_15683&extid=tn_15683&dialogID=7481736&iterationID=1&sessionID=96301dc81d7227e49115&stateID=0%200%207485611&mode=simple#jtfc (I don't recall whether these offer external access to root-level or targeted in-swf functions, and scanning these documents does not seem to quickly reveal the answer as previous versions of these documents did.) Browsers vary in their support. Netscape and Mozilla browsers were the ones who *initiated* this kind of intercommunication. The material on the website doesn't seem as easy to navigate as in previous years, but current browser support should be listed at least in the Release Notes for each Player: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flash/releasenotes.html Summary: Browser/plugin intercommunication has been noble in theory since 1996, but still isn't really all that practical, unless you *know* your audience will be in standard configurations of IE/Win, or Java-enabled Firefox, or both. This may change in the future as new intercommunication APIs come on line: http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=4923 jd -- John Dowdell . Macromedia Developer Support . San Francisco CA USA Weblog: http://www.macromedia.com/go/blog_jd Aggregator: http://www.macromedia.com/go/weblogs Technotes: http://www.macromedia.com/support/ Spam killed my private email -- public record is best, thanks. Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/flexcoders/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/