Outdated: Displaying Images as "object" Elements on IE 8

This section provides a tutorial example on how IE renders images specified in 'object' elements. Result is very poor comparing with Firefox 3.

To see how IE (Internet Explorer) handles the <object> elements with image files as data values, I opened object_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. Another Internet Explorer warning dialog box showed up saying: "An ActiveX control on this page might be unsafe to interact with other parts of the page. Do you want to allow this interaction?"

I clicked the "Yes" button again. "Windows Media Player" got executed with the Yahoo! image displayed.

I closed "Windows Media Player". IE displayed the final result of object_gif.html as:
Images as OBJECT Elements - IE

What I learned from the result:

However, when I uploaded object_gif.html to my Apache Web server and open it remotely, IE 8 was giving me a new error message: "Internet Explorer has blocked this site from using an ActiveX control in an unsafe manner. As a result, this page might not display correctly."

So what is the difference between opening object_gif.html as a local file and as a remote Web page? Why IE behaves differently? I have no idea.

Comparing with Firefox 3, IE 8 behaves poorly on rendering images provided in "object" 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

 SWFObject - Hidding "object" behind JavaScript

 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

Outdated Tutorials

 Outdated: Missing Adobe Flash Player Plugin on Firefox 26

 Outdated: Installing Adobe Flash Player 13 for Firefox 26

 Outdated: Adobe Flash Player 13 Installation with Adobe DLM

 Outdated: Verifying Adobe Flash Player 10 Installation for Firefox 3

 Outdated: Adobe Flash Player 10 Installation with Adobe DLM

 Outdated: Missing Adobe Flash Player ActiveX on IE 8

 Outdated: Verifying Adobe Flash Player Installation for IE 8

 Outdated: Displaying Images as "object" Elements on Firefox 3

Outdated: Displaying Images as "object" Elements on IE 8

 Outdated: Playing Flash as "object[@data]" on IE 8

 Outdated: Displaying Images as "embed" Elements on Firefox 3

 Outdated: Displaying Images as "embed" Elements on IE 8

 Outdated: Playing Flash as "embed" Elements on IE 8

 Outdated: Downloading and Running Flash Player Projector 10

 References

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