MySpace to Widgets: Let me see you dance (Flash embed code fix)

So our little talking people didn't work for new embeds starting last night.  Before we sold our firstborn to Fox Interactive Media, we did a little work and blog reading and found this helpful user comment:

"MySpace began rolling out a change that would block embed tags, but
allow object tags for embedded content. This caused some users to
report stickers as “not working.”

...This is probably part of a larger, more-intelligent Flash filtering
solution that would lend itself to a situation where MySpace acts as a
gatekeeper to Flash stickers (as discussed)."

Well, we're all about more intelligent filtering solutions in MySpace, its just that a little notice would be nice.  I still think MySpace should launch a developer or whitelist program.  We're a legit company... whatever we need to do to our code to play nice in their, we're all about it for the sake of the users.  In the meantime, we'll just keep playing cat and mouse.

So, for now, the code that works is as follows:

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="400" height="300"> <param name="movie" value="movie.swf" /> </object>

After which, MySpace will forceably add a bunch of PARAMs into the code.

So, I'm happy to report, my little MySpace guy is still quoting Spaceballs.

Thanks Chris Bennett for the fix.