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When to use javascript or <object> tag

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I have an application which dynamically creates jpeg based charts which can embedded into other web sites.  I need to make available a script or code snippet which web publishers can copy and paste into their code.  This code will then pull the graphic from my site when their page is served.  It is more or less how Google Adsense works.

I have been able to successfully get it to work using the object tag (see sample below).

Would using some sort of javascript be a more robust solution?  I ask because I notice that Google Adsense uses javascript instead of a simple object tag.  If I use the object tag method, is there a better chance my content will be blocked by firewall security programs?
<OBJECT DATA="http://www.mysite.com/getjpeg" TYPE="image/jpg">

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