Originally Posted by tagnu
why, what happened?? was it the biggest blunder in 2008?
No, its just that the problems that arise from that method (while it works in most cases) cause the page to have lots of potential issues, from standard compliance problems to that annoying IE Click to activate feature, and other issues with it. I'm pretty sure its also depreciated, meaning that in future versions of W3C standards (the guidelines by which HTML runs) it won't be available.
Plus the SWFObject will display the flash the best way depending on several variables. I highly recommend it, no wait, I make it almost a requirement.