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HTML above Flash in firefox using SwfObject?

Posted on 2010-01-03
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Last Modified: 2012-05-08

I'm trying to get some html to appear above flash in a web page. It works fine in IE however I can't get it to appear above the flash in firefox. How do I achieve this?

I've been told I can just add this text and it should work:

params.wmode = transparent;

But where would I add it?

Any help much appreciated.
Question by:iDeej
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Expert Comment

ID: 26165132
You have to put it in the script part where you load the swf object.

Please have a look at this:

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Kusala Wijayasena earned 1500 total points
ID: 26167030
Do it something like this:

<script type="text/javascript">

var params = {};
params.wmode = "transparent";
swfobject.embedSWF("myFlash.swf", "myFlash", "300", "200", "8.0.0","expressInstall.swf", params);


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Author Comment

ID: 26167153
I've looked into using swf object a little more and if possible to achieve what I'm trying to do I would like to use the static publishing method as described on this page:


I'm told I can make the flash swf transparent by entering this code twice:

<param name="wmode" value="transparent" />  

I have done this and it is still not working.

Is there something I need to do in CSS besides setting the z-index to make this work?

Should I be using the dynamic publishing method?

Author Comment

ID: 26167236
Thanks for your efforts kusala,

I am still leaning towards using static publishing with the Swf Object but in case I can't get that to work I tried your code above and now it is not working in any browsers.

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en">
        <title>My Title</title>
        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
        <link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="styles/master.css" />
        <script type="text/javascript" src="scripts/swfobject.js"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            var params = {};
            params.wmode = "transparent";
            swfobject.embedSWF("myMovie.swf", "flashDiv", "955", "495", "9.0.0","expressInstall.swf", params);

        <div id="container">
            <div id="flashDivContainer">
                <div id="flashDiv">

Any ideas?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31672091
I ended up doing something like this and so far it is working well in all browsers except safari on windows. I have not tested on safari on mac.

Just a not on the code too, I think you will need to add in a few more parameters otherwise it won't work, flashvars even if there are none.

Thanks for your help.

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