Links not working locally


Suspect this is a bit of newbie question but…

I have CS3 movie that opens links to other sites.

It works fine when published to the web server but when I test it locally (opening it from my own files) the links don’t work - is this a security settings issue? I tried opening settings manager and “allowing” files for that file location but it didn’t fix it.

Any advice greatfully received. Thanks!

Be sure to let us know if you find a resolution. I’m curious to see what it is.

Depending on how you are embedding the swf in the html you may need to set this for both the object and embed tags. Or you could use swfobject and set it once.

ok, thanks for your help.

I tried setting

<param name=“allowNetworking” value=“all” />

but this didn’t seem to chamge anything?

This is indeed a security sandbox issue.
You can either:
1.) Run it from a webserver (with crossdomain.xml)
2.) Test directly from within Flash.

If you use links to external domains you need to ensure the embedding parameter allownetworking is set correctly.

A crossdomain.xml file is only relevant if you are loading (rather than linking) assets from an external domain