I originally had this post in the flash section but I believe it may have been the wrong venue since I was receiving no insite on the subject. So...

This is the flash satay method...

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="c.swf?path=movie.swf" width="400" height="300">
<param name="movie" value="c.swf?path=movie.swf" />
alt content here

If I have "c.swf?path=" in the link the flash doesn't show locally (havn't checked live yet?). If I remove that part from the link the flash does work. This is for a menu not a movie. So my question is... is this bit needed for a basic .swf? Is it only beneficial for a flash movie? It has something to do with streaming the flash in IE. Without it ie apparently has to wait until the movie is downloaded before it can show it. But does this apply for a basic .swf file? Thanks!

Ps. I tried dynamic swfobject but it was entirely too slow to show the menu. Currently I'm using static swfobject but am looking for a better less hacky alternative.