I think this is "How can the various browsers talk to the Macromedia Flash 

Here's a weird URL with many screencaptures, but should list or link to the 
Player's inbound API:

(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 
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:

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:


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/
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