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Chapter 26. Communicating Locally > Calling JavaScript Functions

Calling JavaScript Functions

Although getURL allows you to load new pages with your Flash movie, you can take almost complete control of the browser by using fscommand. Using this command, you can send messages to JavaScript in the browser. In addition, your Flash movie can receive messages from JavaScript on the Web page as well.

Problems with JavaScript

Before you start to learn about Flash-to-JavaScript communication, you should know about JavaScript’s shortcomings. Mainly, it doesn’t work in several browser variations.


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