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Flash content displays on top of all DHTML layers by raymondbirch
Posted: 20 Aug 01

Issue
A Flash movie contained in a DHTML page containing several layers always displays atop all the layers, regardless of the stacking order, or z-index, of those layers.


Reason
Most browsers place embedded plug-in content, such as a Flash movie or Java applet, on the topmost layer. Therefore, any attempt to place a DHTML layer on top of a Flash layer will fail.

Solution
A workaround is to make the Flash movie's background transparent using the WMODE tag. This will allow the DHTML layer underneath the Flash movie or layer to appear.

Currently, the WMODE tag only works on Windows versions of Internet Explorer using the Flash Player ActiveX control. For details on creating a movie with a transparent background refer to How to make a Flash movie with a transparent background.

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