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    How to avoid automatic download of Flash player

    Hi,

    As you all know, when you insert the code for
    a flash movie, IE automatically downloads
    Flash player if the visitor doesn't have it installed,
    or if he has a version earlier than the one written
    in the codebase atribute.

    How can I avoid automatic downloading of the flash player?
    Is it enough to delete the OBJECT tag, that is, instead
    of:

    <object classid="clsid27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" width="550" height="400" id="myMovieName">
    <param name="movie" value="myFlashMovie.swf">
    <param name="quality" value="high">
    <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF">
    <embed src="myFlashMovie.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="550" height="400" name="myMovieName" align="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer">
    </embed>
    </object>

    to just use:

    <embed src="myFlashMovie.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="550" height="400" name="myMovieName" align="" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer">
    </embed>

    I tried it on a few computers and it worked just fine.
    What is your experience? Is this enough or is there
    some other approach for avoiding automatic download?

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    Remove:
    Plugins page '/getflashplayer ie. this tells it to get flash player =))
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    I don't think that is the solution, because that part of code, with the EMBED tag is for Netscape only. The OBJECT part of the code is for IE. I know that on some computers omitting the OBJECT tag stops IE from automatically downloading the Flash player, but I don't know if it is a universal solution, that is, if it works on all computers, in all versions of IE.


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