Playing Flash as "object[@data]" on IE 10
This section provides a tutorial example on how IE 10 renders Flash files specified in the 'data' attribute of an 'object' element.
To see how IE (Internet Explorer) handles the Flash provided in the "data" attribute of
an "object" element, I opened object_swf.html created in the previous section with IE 10,
and got a warning message near the page bottom:
"Internet Explorer restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls.
[Allow blocked content]".
I clicked the "Allow blocked content" button.
But IE 10 failed to complete the rendering process.
Its loading circle keeps spinning:
What I learned from the result:
- Test 1 shows that IE 10 is smart to use the file name extension to determine the content type
and run the Flash Player ActiveX to render the flash file.
But the flash file is rendered in a 0px by 0px display area, because no "width" and "height" provided.
- Test 2 shows that IE 10 is trying to render the data object.
But it failed to complete.
- Test 3 shows that IE 10 does not recognizes type="application/x-shockwave-flash" as Flash content type.
This is why a white box is showing on the page.
Comparing with Firefox 26, IE 10 behaves poorly on playing Flash files provided in "object" elements.
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
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
PDF Printing Version