Ever wondered how to get variables from an html page to a flash element?

Well, it’s quite easy using the following actionscript 2 example:

I use javascript to embed my flash elements:
<embed src="somefilename.swf?varname=varvalue&vartwo=var2value" width="550" height="400"></embed>_

Now in Flash I can just call:

_root.varname and it will give us `varvalue`
_root.vartwo will give us `var2value`

Wasn’t that easy?