troubleshooting Question

onload event not firing for embed tag

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NHBFighter asked on
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Hi

I have a simple page:

<html>
<script>
function onloadFunction(){
      alert("function called");
}
</script>
<body >
      <embed  onload="onloadFunction()" src='fileName.pdf'  id = "embedObj"></embed>
</body>
</html>

the onload event is not firing although the pdf is being loaded.
I've tried various ways to set this ie:
<script>
 document.getElementById("embedObj").onload =onloadFunction;
</script>

but it never seems to fire.
The browse I'm using is IE 6.0
Any suggestions?

Thanks
Dave
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