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"I have recently launched [url="http://"http://www.silverspringdowntown.com/arts.php"]Silver Spring Downtown[/url] for a city client.

Since
Microsoft's Windows Update on April 11, I am suffering from the ""press
spacebar to activate and use this control"" message that now appears on
all Flash elements in Internet Explorer.

I implemented a workaround using [url="http://"http://blog.deconcept.com/flashobject/"]FlashObject[/url]. It seems to be working fine, and in fact, now the flash script even validates as XHTML.

But can you all please test it for me, and let me know if you have any issues using the map (zoom in, zoom out, pan)?

Thanks,

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"After
obsessively scrolling around (lots of click-drag) I notice that the
roads/rivers overflow past the black map boundary line.

In the upper left corner, there was an ""undefined"" link, which led to this url [url="http://"http://www.silverspringdowntown.com/spring.php?pid=undefined"]http://www.silverspringdowntown.com/spring.php?pid=undefined[/url]

After
finishing the scrolling around, I found I only got a transparent purple
circle, nothing to click on at any of the points. The points were there
and clickable when I first loaded the map.

This was using Firefox, latest update. "

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Everything
is working for me using Safari on the Mac (which is usually where
something would break). The scale dependencies worked fine as did the
links. My only complaint is that when you clicked on a link, you lose
access to the map. I am not too sure what the most efficient
work-around is. You could have the link open in another window, but
that might get messy...

There are seven catagories for Arts
& Entertainment, and when I click on one of them the new map draws
just fine - but I don't have the ability to click on any of the others
from the new map screen. It would be nice to see the other 6 options
still available from the new map.

co-cartographic creator of boringmaps.com


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Jim,
Everything works fine for me on IE. No zooming or panning errors at all. Very nice BTW.





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Must
be how Firefox 1.5.0.2 and Flash interact. Also was able to get an
error by clicking on a circle, keeping mouse depressed, and dragging
cursor away from circle, and then releasing. This action made the
purple box stick on the screen until the next mouseOver on another
interactive circle.

Doubt that anyone else will cause that
error. Anyway I should echo everyone else, super job! I'd like to be
able to create the same type of thing some day.

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Excellent job, Jim!

I'm reviewing it in Firefox 1.5.0.2, and all looks good (except for the issues that benbakelaar has already mentioned). B)

Derek
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mapformation, LLC

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