<param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> and Firefox

I have the following flash object code in my html code. In the code is <param name=“wmode” value=“transparent” /> and I need it for my website. It is working fine in IE7, Opera 7.5, Apple Safari but not properly with Firefox. Mouse clickable Flash items aren’t working properly. Keystrokes for zoom-in/zoom-out is not a problem.
I don’t want to use <embed> … /embed> because I want to have my site xhtml validated

<object type=“application/x-shockwave-flash” data=“/map_53.swf?host= codebase=”" width=“747” height=“336”>
<param name=“movie” value="
/site/map_53.swf?host=" />
<param name=“quality” value=“High” />
<param name=“wmode” value=“transparent” />
<param name=“base” value="map_53.swf?host=
/" />

Is there anyone with a solution for this, I have already checked many sites including adobe and listapart

thanks for any help


Have you read through this post in the Flash forum? Not sure if it will help as I never use flash but the sticky threads in that forum have a lot of advice.

Thanks for your help and advice but this is not the solution. The flash is only loading a bit faster with opaque. I can’t show you my website because I am not allowed to place any link in this forum but my site gets ugly without <param name=“wmode” value=“opaque” />

I am going to send an email to Mozilla, this is just an ugly bug in Firefox.


Did you try SwfObject ?

Hi Jim,
How is Paris?

SwfObject is new for me and I am going to give it a try. Don’t know when but I shall keep in touch.

Thanks for your reply


I’ve put that code in my site into 2 pages. I’m amazing because works normal on ALL browsers “plataformasuperior.com/mensagens/amor/amor_humor.htm” and in “plataformasuperior.com/” don’t work in firefox I’m amazing, I can’t get the mistake.

Finally it’s working in both pages. Don’t ask me how. Just is going well, but i don’t know why.

I hate it when I fix stuff and have no idea how :shifty: