Plugins and valid XHTML

A problem with embedding Macromedia Flash or QuickTime movies in a web page is that for the sake of compatibility, you need to use <embed>, which is not valid XHTML. Some workarounds for this: Veerle’s How to get validated when using Flash, Hixie’s Embedding Flash without <embed>, Ross Angus’ Standards Compliant method to add Quicktime movies to pages, and Daniel Duris’ Valid Flash example at

Posted on April 18, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks, Web Standards

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