Playing Flash with a Single "object" Element

This section provides a tutorial example on how to create a single 'object' element to allow both Firefox and IE to play a Flash file correctly.

In the previous section, I presented a way to play Flash files on both IE 10 and Firefox 26 using nested "object" elements.

But you if want to use is single "object" element to play Flash files on both IE 10 and Firefox 26, you can try this simplest format:

<object data="yahoo.swf" width="217" height="85">
Halloween on Yahoo!
</object>

Note that you should not use "classid" and "type" attributes. Let IE and Firefox to determine the content type and invoke the correct plugin based on the data file!

If you are reading the Web version of this book, you should be able to see the above Flash code played below. Otherwise, you will see a static image below.
Halloween on Yahoo!

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

 What Is "object" Element?

 Displaying Images as "object" Elements - Example

 Displaying Images as "object" Elements on Firefox 26

 Displaying Images as "object" Elements on IE 10

 Playing Flash as "object[@data]" - Example

 Playing Flash as "object[@data]" on Firefox 26

 Playing Flash as "object[@data]" on IE 10

 Playing Flash as "object[@classid]"

 Playing Flash as "object[@classid]" - Example

 Playing Flash as "object[@classid]" on Firefox 26

 Playing Flash as "object[@classid]" on IE 10

 Playing Flash with Nested "object" Elements

Playing Flash with a Single "object" Element

 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 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version