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problems with Flash and Dreamweaver CS3

7:34 pm on Jan 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I want to add an .swf file to a website I made using Dreamweaver CS3. First I added a new layer using the "Draw AP Div" button then I added the .swf inside the layer. When I preview the webpage in my browser it looks fine, but when I view the page on the internet the .swf file does not appear at all. There is an error on the page, that says "Object Expected."

In the past I used Dreamweaver 4 and I would follow these same steps to add flash to my websites and it always worked. this is my first time trying it with Dreamweaver CS3.

Even if I just make a blank page with one swf on it as a test, the swf does not show up at all when I view the page over the internet using IE 6.

Also, I used Dreamweaver CS3 to open an old page that I made with Dreamweaver 4. I saved the page using Dreamweaver CS3 and then uploaded it and now the flash elements are missing. Help!

[edited by: tedster at 7:58 pm (utc) on Jan. 18, 2008]
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8:10 pm on Jan 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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H canada, and welcome to WebmasterWorld!

can you check the source code?

if so, is the swf file being embedded using both <object> and <embed>?

I don't use DW, but I last time I looked it was pretty compliant and if so it may have dropped using the <embed> element, and again as far as I know IE still needs this

are you able to view it in a non-IE browser to check if the .swf is appearing in other browsers

[edited by: SuzyUK at 8:11 pm (utc) on Jan. 22, 2008]

2:09 am on Feb 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'm so glad I found this post! I'm having the exact same problem and I am using both <object> and <embed>, I'm publishing a swf file and everything is checking out when I preview in browser but it won't come up on the web. Anyone who can give some advice? Thanks!
2:26 pm on Feb 18, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I figured it out! The code: /Scripts/AC_RunActiveContent.js was indicating that AC_RunActiveContent.js was contained in a folder, but I had taken it out of the folder and put it in at the root level. I removed the /Scripts from the code and it works!
10:30 am on Apr 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I had a similar problem but I'm not 100% sure if this was what sorted it.

Code indicated the AC_RunActiveContent.js was in a folder called Scripts on my hard drive so I created a similar folder on the server to upload the file to but after many days with video not working and searching the web for a solution I noticed the folder on the server was named in all lower case, eg scripts.

I renamed the folder on my hard drive to the all lower case letters and deleted the AC_RunActiveContent.js file, loaded html file back into Dreamweaver CS3 and saved the file again.

Uploaded the html file to the server and the new AC_RunActiveContent.js to the new scripts folder and everything seems to work fine.

Hope this helps.