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    Problem with Flash website on IE

    ...nothing to do with school, but an acquaintance is trying to get his website to display properly in Internet Explorer. (Works OK in Firefox / Safari, but Flash elements aren't showing in IE).

    Original page was:

    Welcome to Andrew Simon McAllister - Film Composer

    I sent him this link warning about direct use of the object tag:

    Preparing your website to handle the Microsoft changes to Internet Explorer | Adobe Developer Connection

    ...and he updated the site to this:

    Welcome to Andrew Simon McAllister - Film Composer

    ...but it still doesn't work. Any thoughts what the problem might be...?

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    One thing I noticed when viewing the source is that there doesn't appear to be a doctype at the top of the page. Not having one of these can cause rendering problems. You could try adding this...

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    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
    The other thing I would do is use SWFObject instead of the Adobe method you linked to, to embed the .swf files. It's much better and has always worked on the websites I've created.

    SWFObject provides the most reliable method of embedding Flash content into a webpage, by internally handling the various practices that one must follow in order for different web browsers to display Flash content correctly, and isolating them from the web designer. The developer may interface with the library in a standardized manner, the minimum being a single line of JavaScript code. Therefore even inexperienced web designers without knowledge of the ideal HTML code to embed Flash content, can easily insert Flash content into web pages, and have them reliably work for the widest possible audience. (Source)
    By the way, I've got pretty good eyesight but I thought the 'Welcome to...' text was quite hard to read (probably due to it being saved as an image). Hope you don't mind me mentioning this.

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    Thanks! I'll pass that on...

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    It's working in IE for me know.

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