This bug follows on the heels of bug 161891 in which we decided against implementing special invocation params for plugins. Here is the issue: Currently, Flash player can be invoked in Netscape/Mozilla browsers with markup of the following kind: <object id="myFlash" data="someFlash.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="366" height="142"> <param name="quality" value=high> <param name="swliveconnect" value="true"> </object> This is great, because we use the W3C approved "data" attribute in the object tag. But it does not work if we use <param name="movie" src="someFlash.swf">. For some reason, Flash in Gecko does not recognize the <param name="movie"..." invocation, but does recognize the data attribute invocation. It would be nice if Flash could support *all* their params, including param name="movie" which is a very well known way of invoking Flash.
The attachment that goes with bug 161891 shows what goes wrong: http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=94992&action=view
I have the same problem in this page: http://spazioinwind.libero.it/magicdice/about/ and putting the "data" attribute in the object tag hasn't solved the problem.
SPAM: New Components
Assignee: aruner → english-us
Component: Plugins → English US
QA Contact: mgalli → english-us
Summary: Flash ought to support <param name="movie..."> in addition to data attribute → macromedia.com - Flash ought to support <param name="movie..."> in addition to data attribute
*** Bug 272343 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
We do forward the value to Flash, and this is a product decision on the Flash side, I don't see any reason to continue tracking it from the Mozilla side.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Tech Evangelism → Tech Evangelism Graveyard
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