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How-to embed Flash using SWFObject.js

Due to the Eolas/Microsoft patent problem, object tags (including Flash objects) will show a grey border around it, with a message to click to ‘activate’ this. This is a super annoying problem and has been addressed in multiple ways. I wanted to discuss one of the options/methods that works well for me.

First here is a great link to more information about the Internet Explorer bug

Due to the Eolas/Microsoft patent problem, object tags (including Flash objects) will show a grey border around it, with a message to click to ‘activate’ this. This is a super annoying problem and has been addressed in multiple ways. I wanted to discuss one of the options/methods that works well for me.

First here is a great link to more information about the Internet Explorer bug

Second, I would strongly advise you to download the SWFObject.js script here

Here is how you’d include your .swf file:

Please Download Flash Plugin to view the team.


This code works absolutely great (for now) assuming that Internet Exploder doesn’t change anything in the near future. The code basically writes the <object> tag in the browser, rather than the browser reading the HTML code.