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Flash Embed Bug: WP relocates Flash param tag (4 posts)

  1. bartknows
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi! This is a very simple yet confounding bug several people have reported to me when using WordPress.

    I create a new entry, type some text, switch to code view using the tab above the entry and paste this code:

    <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://tokbox.com/f/dXiXnzsP7y" height="210" width="430">
    <param name="movie" value="http://tokbox.com/f/dXiXnzsP7y"></param></object>

    The result of the object embed is hit or miss. I save the entry and the site view falls completely apart below the flash object.

    So, I reopen the entry and switch to the code view where I see that wordpress has done me the favor of moving the <param></param> tag OUTside the 'object' tag, like so:

    <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://tokbox.com/f/dXiXnzsP7y" height="210" width="430"></object>
    
    <param name="movie" value="http://tokbox.com/f/dXiXnzsP7y"></param>

    My solution has been to cut and paste it back into the object tag and resave, which doesn't work until i remove the tag altogether, save the entry without the object embed, then re-edit the entry, repaste the full proper code block in and resave. Phew.

    I don't want to tell my minions to install a WP plugin for flash. There's no sense in that since most of them are not too technical. Instead I would prefer WP not remove the param tag from the object tag.

    Is anyone out there aware/working on this problem?

  2. tqmark
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm having the same problem. Would love to hear ideas or suggestions for fixing it.

  3. bartknows
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi again,

    I'm pretty concerned with the lack of replies. Does WP have a more formal support process?

  4. akipfer
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I was having the same problem until I saw another post in the forums about this topic.

    Are you using Firefox to write your post?

    If so, try using IE or another browser. I'm a Firefox user, myself, and tried using Internet Explorer to paste object code with all the param tags - and they stayed in place.

    So after all this time thinking it was WordPress, it really isn't.

    Looks like Firefox just lost a point.

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