[TxMt] Insert Flash object/embed tags?

Dru Kepple dru.textmate at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 16:44:28 UTC 2006

Another two cents:  If you're going to add a snippet/command/whatever to
make it easier to include swfs in your HTML, then you might want to look
into using something like SWFObject (blog.deconcept.com/swfobject).  For
one, it's just much easier to deal with than the traditional
<object>/<embed> tags.  For two, it has nice benefits like allowing some
SEO-friendly content to live on the page and built-in version detection and
expressInstall.  And for the big one, it side-steps the ActiveX issue from
the update forced out of the EOLAS patent lawsuit, which, if you haven't
seen it, deactivates your Flash content in IE until you click on it,
meanwhile sticking a big ugly border around it.  The way around it to use an
external JS file to write your <object> tags to the page...which is exactly
how SWFObject works.

Anyway, whether it's on an individual-by-individual basis, or if Allan can
actually roll it into an official release (I know SWFObject is freely
available, but I'd be surprised if product-endorsement is going to fly), I'd
highly recommend using SWFObject over using actual <object> tags.


On 6/28/06, Charilaos Skiadas <cskiadas at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> On Jun 29, 2006, at 12:39 AM, Sean Schertell wrote:
> > Thanks again Allan for your helpful response.  My 2 cents: Since
> > *lots* of folks use TM for web development, I hope you'll consider
> > adding those fancy commands you shared with me into the default
> > HTML bundle that ships with TM.
> Might I suggest having it as a separate bundle, perhaps called
> "WebDev" or something?
> > Cheers,
> > Sean
> >
> Haris
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