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Flash doesn’t show on Sidebar in IE, but does in FF and Google Chrome

  • We are using WordPress 2.2.2.

    The sidebar seems to have problems with flash images. Some work, some don’t. Some do in some browsers while not in others.

    My latest problem is that the top right-hand image on our blog (for Linkshare) shows in Firefox 3.0 and Google Chrome, but not in Internet Explorer 8.

    I’m not sure if this a problem to do with IE 8.0 as it is supposed to be in Beta (does the flash show in IE 7?), or whether there are problems with Sidebar.php.

    Here is the code I need to add:

    <object width="125" height="125">
    <param name="movie" value="http://www.linkshare.co.uk/share/flash/LS_Flash_125x125banner_mb5_nazam.swf" /></param>
    <param name="quality" value="high" /></param>
    <param name="allowScriptAccess"value="always"></param>
    <embed src="http://www.linkshare.co.uk/share/flash/LS_Flash_125x125banner_mb5_nazam.swf" width="125" height="125" quality="high" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
    allowScriptAccess="always">
    </object>

    Can somebody help please? Is there any way I can get it to work in IE?

    Many thanks.

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  • I see at least one error, the lack of a closing </embed> tag before </object>.

    Thanks for your help.

    I tried adding a closing </embed> but it still doesn’t show in IE 8. Any ideas?

    Try validating. You’ve got 108 errors in your HTML code. That’s probably a big contributor right there. You’ve got a bunch of unclosed tags – that would definitely be a problem. You can use SWF Object to make the flash validate (there’s even a WP plugin you can use for that)

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