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Captivate SCORM 2004 Output, replaced unload handler
// set document.domain property here, if it works for your environment/SCORM implementation
// document.domain="";
var strURLFile = "sample.swf", // Name of the flash file
flashvars = {},
params = { bgcolor: "#f5f4f1", menu: "false" },
attributes = { id: "Captivate", name: "Captivate" },
CaptivateSWF; //Cache the reference to the SWF to avoid future lookups
function callbackFn(e){
//e.ref is the <object> aka SWF file. No need for getElementById
if(e.success && e.ref){
CaptivateSWF = e.ref;
CaptivateSWF.tabIndex = -1; //Set tabIndex to enable focus on non-form elements
//Initialize SCORM API
//Only embed SWF if SCORM API is found
//swfobject.embedSWF has a built-in domready call,
//so it doesn't need to be wrapped in a window.onload event.
swfobject.embedSWF(strURLFile + "?SCORM_API=1.0&SCORM_TYPE=0", "CaptivateContent", "641", "512", "10", false, flashvars, params, attributes, callbackFn);
} else {
//Provide a useful error message for the learner. Will only show up if SCORM API is not found!
document.getElementById("CaptivateContent").innerHTML = "Sorry, but the course is not available at this time (SCORM API not found). Please try again. If you continue to encounter problems, please contact the course administrator.";
<!-- Copyright [2008] Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved -->
<!-- saved from url=(0013)about:internet -->
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="utf-8" />
<script src=""></script>
<script src="standard.js"></script>
<script src="SCORM_support/scorm_support.js"></script>
<script src="captivate.js"></script>
body { background: #f5f4f1; text-align: center; }
<div id="CaptivateContent"></div>
This course requires JavaScript to be enabled in your browser. Please enable JavaScript, then relaunch the course.
var SCORM_API = null,
unloaded = false,
isTerminated = false,
/* -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Adapted from pipwerks SCORM wrapper
Looks for an object named API in parent and opener windows
Parameters: window (the browser window object).
Returns: Object if API is found, null if no API found
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- */
var findAPI = function(win){
var API,
findAttempts = 0,
findAttemptLimit = 500;
while (!win.API_1484_11 && win.parent && win.parent != win && findAttempts <= findAttemptLimit){
win = win.parent;
API = win.API_1484_11 || null;
alert("Error finding API. \nFind attempts: " +findAttempts +". \nFind attempt limit: " +findAttemptLimit);
return API;
/* -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Adapted from pipwerks SCORM wrapper
Looks for an object named API_1484_11, first in the current window's frame
hierarchy and then, if necessary, in the current window's opener window
hierarchy (if there is an opener window).
Parameters: None.
Returns: Object if API found, null if no API found
---------------------------------------------------------------------------- */
var getAPI = function(){
var API = null,
win = window;
//Look in parent windows first
if(win.parent && win.parent != win){
API = findAPI(win.parent);
//Look in opener windows next
if(!API &&{
API = findAPI(;
//Plateau LMS needs special hand-holding
if(!API && && {
API = findAPI(;
//if(!API){ alert("getAPI failed: Can't find the API!"); }
return API;
//Quick way to check if SCORM API is available and communicative
function SCORM_API_Available() {
return (SCORM_API && SCORM_API.GetLastError && typeof SCORM_API.GetLastError() !== "undefined");
function Captivate_DoExternalInterface(command, parameter, value, variable){
var strErr = "true";
//Ensure SCORM API is still available
if(!SCORM_API_Available()){ return; }
if(command === "Initialize"){
CaptivateSWF.SetScormVariable(variable, SCORM_API.Initialize(""));
courseStatus = SCORM_API.GetValue("cmi.completion_status");
if(courseStatus === "not attempted"){
SCORM_API.SetValue("cmi.completion_status", "incomplete");
} else if(command === "SetValue"){
strErr = SCORM_API.SetValue(parameter, value);
CaptivateSWF.SetScormVariable(variable, strErr);
if(parameter === "completion_status"){
courseStatus = value;
} else if(command === "Terminate"){
strErr = SCORM_API.Terminate("");
CaptivateSWF.SetScormVariable(variable, strErr);
isTerminated = (strErr === "true");
} else if(command === "Commit"){
strErr = SCORM_API.Commit("");
CaptivateSWF.SetScormVariable(variable, strErr);
} else if((value) && (value.length > 0)){
if(command === "GetLastError"){
strErr = SCORM_API.GetLastError();
CaptivateSWF.SetScormVariable(variable, strErr);
} else {
strErr = SCORM_API[command](parameter);
CaptivateSWF.SetScormVariable(variable, strErr);
return strErr;
function unloadHandler(){
if(!unloaded && SCORM_API_Available() && !isTerminated){
var exit_status = (courseStatus === "incomplete") ? "suspend" : "normal";
SCORM_API.SetValue("cmi.exit", exit_status); //Set exit to whatever is needed
SCORM_API.Commit(""); //Ensure that LMS saves all data
isTerminated = (SCORM_API.Terminate("") === "true"); //close the SCORM API connection properly
unloaded = true; //Ensure we don't invoke unloadHandler more than once.
window.onbeforeunload = unloadHandler;
window.onunload = unloadHandler;
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