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The Satay method is for large flash movies that you want to stream and IE doesn’t start until it finishes loading.
The AC_RunActiveContent.js method with the corrected <object> tag output from flash is probably the best way to go.
“Isn’t there an option out there that will make all browsers happy?” - Not as long as there are still companies out there that don’t bother to make their browsers standards compliant. (I’m looking at YOU microsoft)