At Specialmoves we maintain a very large multi-lingual Flash site for a luxury brand. As part of a recent update we noticed that there appeared to be some issues with the url and title of the browser not updating. It was only certain pages and happened in most languages. The problem became even stranger when we realised that it was only happening on Macs.
Why the difference? I’m not sure to be honest but I presume it may be something to do with making multiple calls in quick succession with ExternalInterface.call() not working in some browsers on a Mac? That’s just a guess though and I don’t have time to do tests and find out the definite reason. The difference is mentioned in this old blog post on the Asual site but there is no explanation given why.
The fix was simple, I changed this line in our code: