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Chapter 26. Flash and Shockwave > Adding Shockwave Movies to a Web Page

26.8. Adding Shockwave Movies to a Web Page

<> Like Flash, Director Shockwave files are added to an HTML document with the <embed> or <object> tags. Internet Explorer for Windows uses the <object> tag, which enables them to automatically download the ActiveX controls for playing Shockwave media. Netscape Navigator for Windows and all Mac browsers recognize the <embed> tag. To code your page so it is accessible to the maximum number of users, use a combination of the <embed> and <object> tags.

The easiest way to place a Shockwave movie in an HTML document is to rely on Director's Publish feature to generate the code for you. The following sample code shows the minimal code for placing the .dcr file on the page and redirecting the browser to missing plug-ins or ActiveX controls


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