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This page is an example of the following:

SWFobject is a technique for embedding Flash content, and to have alternative content displayed when Flash isn't supported. SWFobject has two flavors: one that uses JavaScript and one that doesn't. The web page that you are now at uses the Javascript flavor. So if you have Javascript turned off, this page will not work.

At the top of this page is a Flash movie with a transparent background. To create a Flash movie with a transparent background, make sure to have parts of the Flash stage that have nothing on it. In this particular movie I have a red border, a semi-transparent circle, and a little text. The second requirement to make the movie transparent is to give it a window mode of transparent: wmode="transparent".

You should be seeing as the background of this entire web page one of the following 3 tiled background images, with white added so that the page content is easier to read:

Flash is supported:
If you see the following background for the web page, you should also see the Flash movie at the top of the page, of a semi-transparent blue circle moving diagonally across the red-bordered movie:

Flash is not supported, and SWFobject swaps in alternative content:
If you see the following background for the web page, it means that SWFobject found no supported Flash player, and so instead of showing the Flash movie, it's showing the alternative content that I chose, which in this instance is "THIS IS ALTERNATIVE CONTENT. Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus...". To test this, I temporarily disabled the Flash plug-in for Firefox by choosing Tools...Add-ons from the Firefox menu then clicking the 'Disable' button for the Shockwave Flash plugin.

SWFobject is not working correctly:
If you see the following background for the web page, it means that SWFobject is not working correctly. This happens if you have JavaScript turned off, or if the code isn't set up correctly. For example, I needed to place the code provided by SWFobject, file swfobject.js, into my web site's JavaScript folder, and add the following line to the head section of this web page:
<script type="text/javascript" src="swfobject.js"></script>
To test this, I temporarily disabled the Javascript by choosing Firefox...Preferences...Content, then unchecking the 'Enable JavaScript' checkbox from the Firefox menu.

Here's links to more information about SWFobject: