Viewer upgrades are backwards compatible and therefore, no changes are necessary to your existing web code. However, it is recommended that you test the new viewers on Adobe’s staging environment. The following website gives instructions on how you can set up your system to access Adobe’s staging server:
After you have set up your computer to access the staging server, you can check your website to test the upgrade. For customers using out-of-the-box viewers, best practice is for you to test against Adobe’s standard staging server and s7is1-preview-staging.scene7.com.
New features and changes
The following were updated:
Minimum system requirement for Windows operating system is now Windows 7.
Minimum system requirement for Internet Explorer is now version 9.
Minimum system requirement for macOS is now macOS 10.8.
Minimum system requirement for Safari is now version 6.
The following were refactored:
viewers to support responsive design.
viewers to use CSS input and size markers to control display on desktop and mobile devices.
The following is now supported:
Adobe Analytics video reports to Video Viewer and Mixed Media Viewer.
Event tracking of multiple viewers on the same page.
Added SetIndicator to Video Viewer and Mixed Media Viewer to visually represent swatches on mobile devices.
Added SetIndicator to MixedMediaViewer to visually represent swatches on mobile.
Added getComponent API to allow external access to viewer components.
viewers for configuration parameters to be passed as a single JSON object.
WebVTT captions to be passed as JSON object, eliminating the need for ruleset configuration.
Linking to pages within the eCatalog Viewer.
stagesize to Flyout Viewer.
initComplete handler to viewers for triggering functions after viewers.
Analytics handler to viewers for supporting third-party tracking.
Added “Select All” button to make it easier to obtain Link and Embed Code for social sharing.
FlyoutZoomView for resize method.
FlyoutZoomView for setting image reload breakpoints when used for responsive design.
Added click support for adjusting volume.
SpinView and ZoomView to apply gestures to embedding web page when not interacting with viewer.
Added unload() API to SpinView and ZoomView to allow disposing of the component at runtime.
The Video Viewer to apply gestures to the embedding web page when not interacting with viewer.
The ZoomView for initial zoom region.
ZoomView to hide IconEffect component when zoom is not possible.
The following bugs were fixed:
Potential Flash Fastzoom and Flyout viewers security issues.
viewers not loading due to unrecognized UserAgent.
eCatalog Viewer mouse drag-and-drop not working in Internet Explorer with page containing image maps.
Video Viewer prevents access to unblock Flash plug-in.
viewers prevent printing on Firefox browser.
Video Viewer displays a slight jitter when initiating or resetting zoom.
HTTPS support for HTML5 and AS3 viewers.
The following were removed:
Social features displaying in full screen mode on viewers.
Close button displaying in full screen mode on viewers.
Known issues and restrictions
All Scene7 viewers
Watermarks, obfuscation, and locking are not supported.
Embedding viewer in table may result in incorrect sizing or placement of viewer in non-native fullscreen mode. Suggest using DIVs instead.
Parameters with explicit instance names in the code must be overwritten; instance names in a URL must also be overwritten. For example, zoomView.iconeffect=0.
Image Serving command crop is not supported.
Close button only works if the viewer is open in a child window.
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Navigating to another HTML page and then returning occasionally causes the viewer to reset back to the first page.
Set ImageMapEffect rollover modifier to 1 to invoke info panels.
Frametransition set to none or fade is not supported.
Page layout occasionally displays incorrectly after rotating the iOS device. Zoom into page corrects layout.
Internal links only to leftmost page in multi-page spreads. Affects mobile devices in portrait mode.
InitalFrame links only to leftmost page in multi-page spreads. Affects mobile devices in portrait mode.
Mixed Media viewer
Sound track play is not supported currently.
To render thumbnails properly in outgoing email, the serverurl modifier must have an absolute URL.
The poster image may encounter “max size” error. In such case, the user must increase the limit setting for Image Serving Publish.
Video captions require a company ruleset if they are hosting an HTML page that is served from an external server that is not a Scene7 server. Contact Adobe technical support for assistance.
Analytics tracking may report incorrect play percentage due to buffering.
Black frame instead of poster image may show on iPad or Android™ devices.
Black frame may flash on screen during viewer load on iPad or Android™ devices.
Black borders are shown on side of VideoPlayer component when background is set to white/transparent on iPad devices.
Last frame of video may be distorted on iPad using iOS 7.