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why does my media in dreamweaver recieve this message while validating?

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The tag name: "embed" Not found in currently active versions.[XHTML 1.0 transitional]

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The <embed> tag is not valid HTML, and will cause your page not to validate when you use it. There are a number of workarounds, try this:

http://blog.deconcept.com/2005/03/31/proper-flash-embedding-flashobject-best-practices/

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thank you so much
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for the help
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joew1620,

Check your source code from DW.  Since version 8, DW will write calls to active media using javascript (AC_RunActiveContent, etc.) and also write embed tags for the same media.   The reason this happens is twofold:

1) The internal DW rendering engine won't evaluate the javascript, but it will evaluate embed tags.  This allows DW to display placeholders for the active content correctly

2) By writing both sets of tags, your content will play even for people with javascript disabled.

However, the embed tags are not necessary.  Just select and remove them from Code View.
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when I take out the embed tags, iy just shows the code when I preview in IE, also, my images that are also links show as boxes with x;x in the corner, with the text link in the box but no image. what could cause that?
<td><embed src="/jw_player_files/TakedownOpen.mp3" width="200" height="22" autoplay=""></td>

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Are you handcoding this or dragging the MP3 into Design View?
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dragging into design view
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Dragging the MP3 into Design View will not activate the JW Media Player.  Instead, you put the player in the page and use the options as described on the JW site to pass the playlist...
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can I do it without using that player?
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Not really.  You need to use some form of player to play the mp3, otherwise you are depending on the user's browser being configured properly with a MP3 player and you lose control over how it appears and plays.
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thanks alot, that really helps. Also, could you tell me if this is the proper code for an image that links to another site?
"http://www.wrestlinghalloffame.org/" target="_blank"><img src="../imported_images/casber logos/Natl_Museum.jpg" alt="nat_museum" name="nat_museum" width="180" height="180" id="nat_museum" /></a></p>

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>> proper code for an image that links to another site?

Surround the image with an <a> tag and it will link to wherever you want.
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thats what I currently have and when the site loads, the images arent there, just a box with a x in the corner and a text link to the site the image is suppose to link t
<p><a href="http://www.wrestlinghalloffame.org/" target="_blank"><img src="../imported_images/casber logos/Natl_Museum.jpg" alt="nat_museum" name="nat_museum" width="180" height="180" id="nat_museum" /></a></p>

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>> just a box with a x in the corner

Check the path to the image and check to see if you loaded the image to the server.

This is getting into "new question" territory.  Close this issue and open a new one if you need additional help.
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thank you so much
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