Using the Flash ‘Nested Ojects’ method in ASP pages
Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0139' Nested Object An object tag cannot be placed inside another object tag.
IIS’s ASP interpreter wouldn’t pass the page with nested <object> tags.
Of course, nothing is ever simple. I’ve configured IIS to serve .htm and .html files as ASP so every page on my site is an ASP page. This may be an odd thing to do but it seemed easier than renaming every page, ~2000 at that time, and creating appropriate redirects. I also couldn’t easily edit out the snippets of ASP from any given page as the entire site heavily relies on DreamWeaver templates and the ASP is not in editable regions.
I needed a simple solution and this is it… use a server-side include.
Put the non-IE <object>… </object> and IE conditional comments section in the include file.
<!--[if !IE]> <--> <object data="movie.swf" width="320" height="240" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"> <param name="salign" value="lt" /> <param name="quality" value="high" /> <param name="scale" value="noscale" /> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="pluginurl" value="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" /> </object> <!--> <![endif]-->
Put the include reference where the displaced code should go.