In the past couple weeks, a lot of attention has been paid to the SWFAddress script written by Rostislav at asual.com. While this is a huge step forward, I wanted let everyone know about another (better and easier) solution to consider using.
My friend Matt Tretter at [URL=http://www.sunkingig.com]sunKING Digital has been working on a StateManager class for Flash for a few months now, and has published an article and a working sample here:
Source and sample files:
Why should you use StateManager as a solution to your Flash back-button and deep-linking needs??
- This is the first method that doesn’t break in Safari when you navigate to a new page.
- Unlike SWFAddress, is clean and Object Oriented (less ActionScript code required).
Kudos to Matt for getting this working well. Hopefully we’ll be seeing more and more sites integrating back-button and deep-linking into their functionality, now that there are a few open source tools out there.