IE 8 and Dojo 1.1 issues resolved by upgrading to Dojo 1.3

According to our web statistics, IE8 user base is growing fast at the expense of IE6 and IE7 users. This prompted us to test our web applications using IE8 and, as a result, we discovered a number of CSS and JavaScript compatibility issues.

Most of the JavaScript problems were related to the Dojo 1.1 JavaScript toolkit and all of them have been resolved by upgrading to Dojo 1.3.

If you are wondering which browsers your applications should support, we recommend establishing a rule based on a percentage of your user base. For example, we support 95% of our users, which results in IE 6/7/8, Firefox 3, Chrome 2, and Safari 3 browsers.

Happy coding!

Is it possible to load an swf movie in FireFox without a page refresh?

We are building an Ajax web application, where a user could click on a link to play a flash swf file. In its simplest form, a web page consists of a set of links and a <div/> container where flash videos are played. The important requirement is to avoid a page refresh after the user makes her/his selection.

In IE, this is achieved by setting the movie property of the flash <object/> element. For the same purpose in FireFox, you have the src property of the <embed/> element and the data property of the flash <object/> element. However, they do not seem to do the trick...

Do you have any ideas why? Thank you in advance for your help.

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