Outdated: Playing Flash as "embed" Elements on IE 8

This section provides a tutorial example on how IE 8 renders Flash files specified in the 'src' attribute of an 'object' element.

To see how IE handles the Flash provided in the "src" attribute of an "embed" element, I opened object_swf.html created in the previous section with IE 8, and got a warning message first, "To help protect your security, Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that could access your computer. Click here for options..." in the information bar.

I clicked the warning message and selected the "Allow Blocked Content..." option. The "Security Warning" dialog box showed up saying: "Allowing active content such as script and ActiveX controls can be useful. However, active content might also harm your computer. - Are you sure you want to let this file run active content?"

I clicked the "Yes" button. Flash Player ActiveX got executed and I saw and saw an animation running in all 3 test sections:

Flash as embed[@src] - IE
Flash as embed[@src] - IE

What I learned from the result:

However, when I uploaded embed_swf.html to my Apache Web server and open it remotely, IE 8 gave me identical result without any warning messages!

Comparing with Firefox 3, IE 8 behaves ok on rendering flash files provided in "embed" elements. The only issue is that IE gives 2 warning message before running the plugin if the HTML document is opened as a local file.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Adobe Flash

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Firefox

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Chrome

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Safari

 Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE

 Using "object" Elements for Flash Files

 Using "embed" Elements for Flash Files

 "mp3player" - MP3 Music Player

 SWFObject - Hidding "object" behind JavaScript

 Flash Player Projector

 SWFTools - SWF File Manipulation Tools

 SWFC Script to Generate Flash SWF Files

 ActionScript Embedded in SWFC Script

 AS3Compile - ActionScript 3 Compiler

 Adobe Flex SDK 4

 SWF File Structure and Tags

 SWF File Processing Rules

 SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams

Outdated Tutorials

 Outdated: Missing Adobe Flash Player Plugin on Firefox 26

 Outdated: Installing Adobe Flash Player 13 for Firefox 26

 Outdated: Adobe Flash Player 13 Installation with Adobe DLM

 Outdated: Verifying Adobe Flash Player 10 Installation for Firefox 3

 Outdated: Adobe Flash Player 10 Installation with Adobe DLM

 Outdated: Missing Adobe Flash Player ActiveX on IE 8

 Outdated: Verifying Adobe Flash Player Installation for IE 8

 Outdated: Displaying Images as "object" Elements on Firefox 3

 Outdated: Displaying Images as "object" Elements on IE 8

 Outdated: Playing Flash as "object[@data]" on IE 8

 Outdated: Displaying Images as "embed" Elements on Firefox 3

 Outdated: Displaying Images as "embed" Elements on IE 8

Outdated: Playing Flash as "embed" Elements on IE 8

 Outdated: Downloading and Running Flash Player Projector 10


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