"object" Element with Flash Parameters - IE 8

This section provides a tutorial example on how IE 8 requires that the SWF file to be specified in an 'object.param' sub element. IE can also read other parameters specified in the 'param' sub elements.

To see how IE handles parameters in the "object" element I opened mp3player_object_param.html created in the previous section with IE 8 as a local file. After passing security warning messages, I got this result:
Flash as object.param - IE

What I learned from the result:

Looking at both results and Firefox and IE, now we know why mp3player templates specifies the SWF file in two places: object[@data] attribute and the object.param[@name="movie"] sub element - to make both Firefox and IE happy.

Conclusion: If you use "object.param" sub elements to specify Flash application specific parameters, you must specify the SWF file in the object.param[@name="movie"] sub element to make IE happy. You must also specify the SWF file in the object[@data] attribute to make Firefox happy.

Last update: 2014.

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

 Downloading and Testing "mp3player"

 Integrating "mp3player" in Web Pages

 "mp3player" Configuration Parameters

 "mp3player" Controlled by JavaScript Code

 "object" Element with Flash Parameters

 "object" Element with Flash Parameters - Firefox 3

"object" Element with Flash Parameters - IE 8

 "embed" Element with Flash Parameters

 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 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version