Thanks for the replies all. I think this got a bit off topic as to what
I was asking for. I mainly posted this topic due to the fact that
Microsoft defaults 64-bit OS to use the 64-bit IE browser and the 64bit
IE browser has no support for flash at all.
Adobe issued a statement that they are trying to add something post
flash 10 to deal with this issue.
Therefore, I just wanted to know what type of "notifications" people use
in their rails projects when they want to alert a visitor to a
flash, etc. what should I do to alert the visitor? I could possibly
just put some type of detection+redirect mechanism in place that renders
a notification. I could use a rails flash notification. Or, I could
put a disclaimer in certain areas of my site.
Again, Flash isn't necessary to "browse" my site. But, it is required
for the interactive portions of my site. The head-2-head matchups I
provide are interactive flash and while the data and information is
non-flash (there is content there).
I suppose I could create images with the exact same size as the
interactive flash and do a replace when a user can't use flash.
Maybe I answered my own question - replace the flash with (flash ||
images) depending on what the user can see using swfobject..
I'd still like to put some type of disclaimer up for certain interactive
portions - would flash notification messages be right for this? Or,
would you recommend another notification system?