Problem with SWF in IE6 (works in FF2.0)

By Jesse_hz ยท 4 replies
Dec 13, 2006
  1. I'm trying to build a 100% flash-based website, that's a collection of free icons made by me. To make my site pass W3C verification, I removed the <embed> tag, and added "data=". My problem is that the site now only works in Firefox 2.0 and not in Internet Explorer 6.

    The url is
    Direct link

    IE6 will just show an empty flash-player.

    Forget the site, It's far from done, just please help me with the problem.

    EDIT: According to my mac using friend it also works in Safari. Am going to try Opera now.

    EDIT: Opera works fine. My only guess now is that IE doesn't understand type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    What host are you using for the site?

    Also what program are you using to make the website? ( like HTML coding, not flash to make the actual website ;) )
  3. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 545

    My host is and it runs apache.

    I took the original html file that flash generates and modified it by hand.

    The code I'm using to embed is:

    <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="index.swfy" width="760" height="520" align="middle"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" /><param name="movie" value="index.swfy" /><param name="menu" value="false" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#666666" /><param name="scale" value="noscale" /></object>
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Why dont you just put the .swf file into the HTML and leave it?

    I use Macromedia Dreamweaver and I never get problems like this ;)
  5. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 545

    BECAUSE: the default way of embedding .swf files (that Dreamweaver and Flash uses) doesn't verify with W3C.
    Of course I could put it all back the way it was, but then I still haven't reached my goal of being XHTML 1.0 compliant.

    Sure you don't have any problems but are your pages 100% **ml compliant?
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