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Developer Geoff Stearns
Release 1.5
Genre Player Detection, Embedding
License MIT License
Type Open Source
Website SWFObject Home
OSFlash http://osflash.org/swfobject

SWFObject is a small Javascript file used for embedding Adobe Flash content. The script can detect the Flash plugin in all major web browsers and is designed to make embedding Flash movies as easy as possible. It is also search engine friendly, degrades gracefully, can be used in valid HTML and XHTML 1.0 documents, and is forward compatible, so it should work for years to come.

Due to legal/trademark reasons the name has changed from FlashObject into SWFObject in April 2006. See this blog post for more information on this issue.