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This section provides a tutorial example on how IE renders images specified in 'embed' elements. Result is very bad comparing with Firefox 3.
To see how IE (Internet Explorer) handles the <embed> elements with image files as data values,
I opened embed_gif.html created in the previous section with IE 8 and got a warning message first,
"To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted
this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that
could access your computer. Click here for options..."
in the information bar.
I clicked the warning message and selected the "Allow Blocked Content..." option.
The "Security Warning" dialog box showed up saying:
"Allowing active content such as script and ActiveX controls
can be useful. However, active content might also harm your computer.
- Are you sure you want to let this file run active content?"
I clicked the "Yes" button.
IE displayed the final result of embed_gif.html as:
What I learned from the result:
- IE 8 gives two unnecessary security warnings before finishing the page.
- Test 1, 2, 3 show that IE 8 fails to locate any plugin to render
the image provided in the "embed" element.
- Test 3 shows that IE 8 uses scroll bars if "width" and "height" attributes are provided.
Comparing with Firefox 3, IE 8 behaves badly on rendering images provided in "embed" elements.
Last update: 2010.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction of Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Firefox
Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Chrome
Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Safari
Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE
Using "object" Elements for Flash Files
Using "embed" Elements for Flash Files
"mp3player" - MP3 Music Player
Flash Player Projector
SWFTools - SWF File Manipulation Tools
SWFC Script to Generate Flash SWF Files
ActionScript Embedded in SWFC Script
AS3Compile - ActionScript 3 Compiler
Adobe Flex SDK 4
SWF File Structure and Tags
SWF File Processing Rules
SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams
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Outdated: Installing Adobe Flash Player 13 for Firefox 26
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Outdated: Verifying Adobe Flash Player 10 Installation for Firefox 3
Outdated: Adobe Flash Player 10 Installation with Adobe DLM
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Outdated: Verifying Adobe Flash Player Installation for IE 8
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Outdated: Displaying Images as "object" Elements on IE 8
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