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Active X error on some IE browsers

active x error, flash integration

2:23 am on Aug 4, 2005 (gmt 0)

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We are working on integrating flash based banners into our site. While I was able to view the pages correctly without problem, when our client accesses the same page, they receive an "Active X" security related message.

I am assuming this is because their security settings are set to "block until permitted" any Active X controls. But this concerns me in that there may be many others out there that also have the same settings, thus would get an annoying alert on every one of our pages that has this flash banner.

However, when that same client visits www.macromedia.com, they do not experience the same alert. Is there something we are missing? Below is the code we are using... Any advice or thoughts on this issue would be greatly appreciated.

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,0,0" height="600" width="120" name="adserve_120x600">
<param name="movie" value="adserve/banner_120x600.swf" />
<param name="quality" value="best" />
<param name="play" value="true" />
<embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="adserve/banner_120x600.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" quality="best" play="true" height="600" width="120" name="adserve_120x600">
<a href="http://www.widgets.com/"><img border="0" src="adserve/120x600_widgets_01.jpg" height="600" width="120" alt="Widgets are a wonderful thing." /></a>

4:10 pm on Aug 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I dont want to hijak this thread at all, i just didnt want to start a similar topic, so...I also have a similar issue. I am using Dreamweaver and I placed a swf as my banner. When I visit my site in FF it works fine. In IE it shows the Shockwave logo in the center where my banner should be. If i go to other flash sites I see their content with no problem :(. Is there a way I am publishing these that makes them not work? I have tried all settings in flash and still no IE fix.

<td><object classid="clsid:166B1BCA-3F9C-11CF-8075-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab#version=8,5,0,0" width="780" height="185">
<param name="src" value="assets/index_banner.swf">
<embed src="assets/index_banner.swf" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/" width="780" height="185"></embed>

[edited by: jatar_k at 3:55 pm (utc) on Aug. 7, 2005]
[edit reason] no personal urls thanks [/edit]

4:59 pm on Aug 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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OK here is what solved my issue and it may solve yours as well. In dreamweaver I use the "insert" "media" and then "shockwave" tool to get my .swf file on the page. This works fine for FF. However if I go to "insert" "media" then "plugin" and choose my .swf file I get alot more options in my properties palette in Dreamweaver and guess what it works in IE flawlessly. I hope this works for you.

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