For such a simple concept -- the height and width of the embedded object -- choosing values for the
WIDTH = "width expression"
HEIGHT = "height expression"
WIDTH attributes can be quite a thorny problem.
Unlike images such as GIF and JPEGs, embedded objects do not necessarily have an inherent dimensions. Different browsers render different media types differently, and make different decisions
about what to do if the object isn't exactly the height they want. Unfortunately leaving out the
WIDTH attributes is not an option. They are required and we have run across a few plugins that give nasty error messages if these attributes are missing
For sounds, try
WIDTH. These are the Netscape's
preferred sizes, and MSIE adjusts to them well. There are different preferred sizes if you use some of the odd controls
Netscape allows. See
CONTROLS for more details.
For movies, try setting
HEIGHT to 30 pixels greater than the height of the movie, the
WIDTH to just six greater:
For other types of plugins, check the documentation, and experiment with different dimensions on different browsers.