Adding Flash to a Web Page
Flash movies are generally added to web
pages using a combination of the
tags with parameters and attributes
for controlling display and playback. Both tags are used in order to
accommodate the incompatibilities of Internet Explorer and Netscape
Navigator. Internet Explorer on Windows uses the
<object> tag, which enables it to
automatically download the ActiveX controls for playing Flash media.
Navigator (on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Solaris) and Internet Explorer
on the Mac understand the
for Flash placement.
You can either generate the HTML using Flash’s Publish feature or write it out by hand. This section takes a look at both methods.
Using Flash Publish Settings
The easiest way to get your
The Publish Settings dialog box also allows you to select the export format of the movie (whether it’s to be a Flash movie, Generator template, static graphic format, and so on) and control the variables of the export. For now, we’ll focus on the HTML settings that are relevant to placing an SWF movie on a page.
The most welcomed feature of the HTML Publish Settings is the
collection of pre-formatted templates that generates
<object> and ...