April 14, 2006
EOLAS Arrived + Latest Shockwave Behavior
As expected, this week Microsoft pushed out several security updates, one of which included the EOLAS patch. Unlike the initial, optional update, Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (912812) is classified as a High Priority fix; you can expect your clients and customers to begin experiencing the effects of the EOLAS patch on rich media enhanced sites that have not yet been made compliant.
The good news for Shockwave developers is that the latest version of the Shockwave Player (10.1.1r16), released in the middle of last month, now enjoys the same inobtrusive behavior under EOLAS patched IE as does the Flash Player. Previous versions of the Shockwave Player trigger an alert box upon page instantiation. Besides providing better EOLAS compatibility, 10.1.1r16 offers the ability to present Flash 8 content and, among other bug fixes, addresses issues with QuickTime 7 QTVR content. More details available in Bug fixes for Director and Shockwave versions 10.x.x.Posted by Lewis Francis at April 14, 2006 7:13 PM