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Part III: Appendixes > Embedding a Flash Movie in a Web Page

Appendix H. Embedding a Flash Movie in a Web Page

To embed a Flash movie in a web page we use the HTML <EMBED> and <OBJECT> tags, much like we use the <IMG> tag to place a GIF or a JPEG on a page. Recent versions of Internet Explorer (IE) for Windows (IE5.5 SP2 and later) require the <OBJECT> tag (the <OBJECT> tag is also preferred over the <EMBED> tag even for earlier versions of IE for Windows, which supported both tags). Internet Explorer for Macintosh and Netscape on both platforms require the <EMBED> tag, as do many minor browsers. Therefore, to support all browsers, we nest the <EMBED> tag within the <OBJECT> tag as shown in Example H-1, which embeds a movie called main.swf in an HTML page.

Example H-1. <OBJECT> AND <EMBED> tags for embedding a .swf file in an HTML page

<OBJECT
  CLASSID="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
  CODEBASE=
"http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0"
  WIDTH="550"
  HEIGHT="400"
  ID="main"
  ALIGN="">
  <PARAM NAME="movie" VALUE="main.swf">
  <PARAM NAME="quality" VALUE="high">
  <PARAM NAME="bgcolor" VALUE="#FFFFFF">
   
    <EMBED
      SRC="main.swf"
      QUALITY="high"
      BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF"
      WIDTH="550"
      HEIGHT="400"
      NAME="main"
      ALIGN=""
      TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash"
      PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer">
    </EMBED>
</OBJECT>

					  


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