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          <title>Cross-Browser Flash Detect Example</title>
          <script type="text/javascript">
              function detectFlash() {
                  if (navigator.mimeTypes.length > 0) {
                      return navigator.mimeTypes["application/x-shockwave-flash"].enabledPlugin != null;
                  } else if (window.ActiveXObject) {
                      try {
                          new ActiveXObject("ShockwaveFlash.ShockwaveFlash");
                          return true;
                      } catch (oError) {
                          return false;
                  } else {
                      //no way to detect!
                      return false;
              if (detectFlash()){
                  alert("You have Flash installed.");
              } else {
                  alert("You do not have Flash installed.");

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