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Hello,
I am having trouble getting a Flash <object> to appear in Internet Explorer. I am building a site using Zen Cart, and adding the Flash object in the description area through the admin panel. It works fine Firefox (Windows and Mac) and Safari.

Here is a link to the page:
http://www.teachmetapes.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=4&zenid=f62cc5687d7d1af33398cfc72fd51f87

Here is how the Flash is placed:
<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,0,0" width="230" height="100" id="spanPlayer">
            <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
            <param name="movie" value="chinPlayer.swf" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /><embed src="flash_files/chinPlayer.swf" quality="high" width="230" height="100" name="chinPlayer" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
            </object>
                <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.teachmetapes.com/catalog/includes/templates/teach_me/jscript/ieupdate.js"></script>

At the end is a script that was supposed to help, but didn't.

The strange thing is that on the static version of the site, the flash appears fine:
http://www.teachmetapes.com/chinese.html

Also, I got it to appear in IE when I mistakenly placed the code over an opening <span> like this:
<p>Opening paragraph here <span class="i<object.... code here...</object>

It worked, but it obviously messed with the css layout as the <span> was never fully opened, or closed, and there was no closing </p>.

Thanks everyone.
Bryan
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Question by:Studio2Design
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kindaAbstruse earned 2000 total points
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I don't believe you are mapping to the swf file correctly in the object tag

check it out

<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,0,0" width="230" height="100" id="spanPlayer">
          <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />

         
<param name="movie" value="chinPlayer.swf" />


<param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" />
<embed src="flash_files/chinPlayer.swf" quality="high" width="230" height="100" name="chinPlayer" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />

</object>


According to the embed tag the movie source is "flash_files/chinPlayer.swf"

The object (which IE uses) tag the movie source is "chinPlayer.swf"

Try this

<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,0,0" width="230" height="100" id="spanPlayer"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />  
<param name="movie" value="flash_files/chinPlayer.swf" />
<param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" />
<embed src="flash_files/chinPlayer.swf" quality="high" width="230" height="100" name="chinPlayer" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />
</object>
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by:Studio2Design
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That was it! Thanks for taking the time to go through the code.

Bryan
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