Regardless of whether you stick alternative navigation in the div that's
going to be replaced, I've personally found using Flash for navigation about
the worst use of Flash possible. Are you sure that you cannot achieve what
you want by using HTML with some enhancements thrown in by javascript?

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 12:14 PM, Rick Lecoat <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
wrote:

> On 25 Jun 2008, at 00:35, kevin mcmonagle wrote:
>
>  Using swf object 2.0 embeded swfs as an xhtml sites primary navigation -
>> what are the liabilities?
>>
>
> Assuming SWFObject 2 is like SWFObject 1 it writes your Flash file into a
> named Div. This div can (and should) hold alternative/falback content, which
> in this case should clearly be a fully-functioning html/css navigation
> system.
>
> If the visitor has Flash then the Flash swf replaces the alternative
> content. If they don't (or if they don't have javascript turned on) then
> they'll get the fallback content, which should also suffice for search
> engines. (Of course, don't make your fallback navigation
> javascript-dependant).
>
> If you don't provide a fallback then all the pitfalls that Patrick lists
> are, of course, applicable. And whether the SWFObject system plays nicely
> with all combinations of assistive technology is another issue, but one that
> I can't answer.
>
> I seem to recall reading that SWFObject 2 has an alternative method of
> implementation that doesn't require javascript (v1 only had the javascript
> option) but I've not toyed with it since version 1 so I can't confirm.
>
> --
> Rick Lecoat
> www.sharkattack.co.uk
>
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