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Re: Problem with Macromedia Flash

From: Jon Ribbens <jon+www-validator@unequivocal.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2004 23:09:31 +0000
To: www-validator <www-validator@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20041114230931.GG6515@snowy.squish.net>

"Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi> wrote:
> This is a bit misleading. The real problem is the <embed> element, which
> is not part of any official HTML specification.
> Options:
> b) replace the <embed> element by a suitable <object> element,
>    and stay tuned to more limited browser support

I am under the impression that in fact if you do:

  <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="foo.swf" ...>
  <param name="movie" value="foo.swf">

That the browser support is just the same as if you were to use
<embed>. Am I wrong?

(It may not support streaming in some browsers, but you can use the
intermediate-file hack to get around that.)
Received on Sunday, 14 November 2004 23:09:40 UTC

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