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How Has HTML in Flex Worked For You?

With the release of a little, barely-written-about project called Apollo, I've been looking at a lot of HTML in Flash. Last week I also read about the release of a different iframe solution to HTML in Flex, and I continue to get comments and questions on my site about my port of Christophe's iframe solution.

All of the above has gotten me thinking about HTML in Flex and how it works for everyone. The comments I've read on my site have brought up a lot of problems and idiosyncrasies. I wonder if people have solved the problems they write about, given up, or just live with a bit of strangeness. I've tried to answer what I can in the comments, but I haven't been able to answer a lot, and I'm hoping that others can share their experiences.

So how has HTML in Flex worked for you? Do you start from the code found on this site, another site, or something you came up with yourself? What are the hair-pulling bugs that you solved (or you see as unsolvable)?

Comments (8)

Something I haven't been able to over come is when using an IFrame solution, I've found I have to set

"wmode" = "opaque"

In Firefox, this seems cause me to lose my cursor and cause a few other problems with scrolling. I havent' fixed it to this point...

marty:

This is really great! Thanks for posting the code and updates! Very, very helpful :)

Rodrigo Lopes:

Any news about the Firefox problem posted by Sam Shrefler ?

Steve:

The iframe code is great. The one problem that I do not know how to fix is how to hide the iframe when I move to another "layer" in a view stack.

nyles:

...Not sure why, but when i compile IFrame in Flex 2.0 and 3.0, the frames are all empty. Compilation does not give errors. Why are the web pages not appearing?

hsTed:

...Not sure why, but when i compile IFrame in Flex 2.0 and 3.0, the frames are all empty. Compilation does not give errors. Why are the web pages not appearing?

Sam and Rodrigo, some more info on this can be found here:
http://www.judahfrangipane.com/blog/?p=164
And the focus issues (with a potential workaround) has info here:
https://bugs.adobe.com/jira/browse/SDK-12377

marty, a very late thanks!

Steve and nyles, not sure what issues you guys are happening, sorry. Would check out the updated version of the example linked from here:
http://www.deitte.com/archives/2007/09/html_in_flex_wi.htm

Damian:

This is great, just a question. I am trying to see the Iframe into a pop up window using firefox, but I can't see the page into the pop up window. Thanks in advance.