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05-17-2010, 07:38 PM
I have managed to get all my pages validated with xhtml 1.0 strict, which pleased me.

Now I wanted to add the free recycle widget, obtained from Recyclenow

The code they supply is

<object width="170" height="545"><param name="movie" value="http://www.recyclenow.com/swf/recyclenow_08/SidebarWidget.swf"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param>
<param name="flashvars" value="widgetBackgroundColor=FFFFFF"></param><embed src="http://www.recyclenow.com/swf/recyclenow_08/SidebarWidget.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" width="170" height="545" flashVars="widgetBackgroundColor=FFFFFF"></embed><p>Find out what you can recycle at <a href="http://www.recyclenow.com">Recyclenow</a></p></object>

However, this causes severel errors to appear when I try to validate the page.

Is there anything I can do ?

05-17-2010, 09:10 PM
We need to see more code. The choice of Doctype can influence the validation.

A link would be the best way.


05-17-2010, 09:36 PM
Hi there Williebee,

it is the propriety embed element that causes validation failure.

Try it like this...

<html lang="en">

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<meta name="language" content="english">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Style-Type" content="text/css">




<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://www.recyclenow.com/swf/recyclenow_08/SidebarWidget.swf" width="170" height="545">
<param name="movie" value="http://www.recyclenow.com/swf/recyclenow_08/SidebarWidget.swf">
<param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always">
<param name="flashvars" value="widgetBackgroundColor=ffffff">

<p>Find out what you can recycle at <a href="http://www.recyclenow.com">Recyclenow</a></p>





05-18-2010, 03:05 PM
Many thanks 'Coothead'

I am not at home now but have had a quick play about with the code you provided and everything seems to work well. I can name the containing div and position it as I want.

On validation, it's 100% .. I never thought about trying a different DOC type.

Just one thing, is there any way I can get rid of the rounded corners, as I was initially intending to put this on a dark background. Colouring in the div doesn't work.

(ps I remember Chertsey well. I camped there many years ago with my parents, also at the lovely Laleham site nearby)


Thank you for your reply too, but I think Coothead has sorted everything out.

05-18-2010, 03:17 PM
Just change the widgetBackgroundColor to the color of your choice. And it wasn't the doctype that fixed the issue. It was removing the embed tag although I recommend you look into SWF Object 2.0.

05-18-2010, 03:19 PM
Hi there Williebee,

change the highlighted value...

<param name="flashvars" value="widgetBackgroundColor=ffffff">

...to match your background-color value.


p.s. I am pleased that my home town gave you so much pleasure. :D