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Can someone with HTML knowledge help me?

  1. Lily Rose profile image84
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    I'm trying to place an ad in my blog and I have copied the code exactly from the site, but when I paste it in my Blogger blog (in the 'edit HTML' tab) and try and publish it I get an error message that says: "Your HTML cannot be accepted: Tag is not closed: EMBED" and the following part is highlighted:



    Can anyone tell me if they see what is wrong with this code?  By the way, I tried a couple different codes for different ads and got this error each time.

    Thanks!

  2. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Would love to help, but need to know what site you're trying to paste it into and what the code is.

  3. R P Chapman profile image60
    R P Chapmanposted 7 years ago

    all html tags start <"tag"> and end </"tag"> from your brief description, maybe you've left out the </embed> from the code?

    Apologies if that's too obvious but with nothing more to go on, it's all I've got.

  4. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    anytime its says the tag is not closed it just means your missing a closing tag.

    for every <example> there must be a </example>

    yuou might be missing </embed>

    1. Lily Rose profile image84
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      So if I understand you correctly (probably not), then shoudl the end look like this:  ...go/getflashplayer" />embed> 

      I think I'm wrong...

      1. sunforged profile image67
        sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        it would be ..../getflashplayer"></embed>

        but posting your code in wp created no issues to publish? ..post your full error message again

        1. Lily Rose profile image84
          Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Full error message is:  "Your HTML cannot be accepted: Tag is not closed: EMBED"

      2. darkside profile image81
        darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It would look like this:

        ...go/getflashplayer" /></embed>

        1. Lily Rose profile image84
          Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks George - oh, I mean Darkside!  The original code is this:"<embed src="http://share.flattenme.com/ads/flattenme-ad-468x60.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#efefef" width="468" height="60" name="super_1" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="always" allowFullScreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer" />"

          ...so you're saying that I should add </embed> at the end?  I know nothing about html, but in looking at the other lines of code with this ad, they don't end with the same word they begin with - I'm so confused!

  5. Lily Rose profile image84
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    Wow, I pasted the code into my original post and now it's not there - is HTML not allowed in a forum post?  Maybe if I put quotes around it?  Let's see ...

    "<embed src="http://share.flattenme.com/ads/flattenme-ad-468x60.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#efefef" width="468" height="60" name="super_1" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="always" allowFullScreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer" />"

  6. Lily Rose profile image84
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    Looks like it worked - ok, so the code above is the portion that is highlighted with the error message.  I'm trying to paste this into a Blooger blog post.

  7. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Your code works just fine

    http://299ps3.com/85/

    1. Lily Rose profile image84
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Then why can't I publish my post in my Blogger blog?  Why is it giving me that error?

  8. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    oops sorry, wp autocorrected your code


    "<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" width="468" height="60" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0"><param name="name" value="super_1" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#efefef" /><param name="align" value="middle" /><param name="src" value="http://share.flattenme.com/ads/flattenme-ad-468x60.swf" /><param name="allowfullscreen" value="false" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="468" height="60" src="http://share.flattenme.com/ads/flattenme-ad-468x60.swf" quality="high" allowfullscreen="false" align="middle" bgcolor="#efefef" name="super_1"></embed></object>"

    1. Lily Rose profile image84
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I really appreciate you helping me, but you have completely lost me now.  BTW, when you say wp, are you referring to wordpress?

  9. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    </embed> is def required

    the load of code I posted will work also if you have issues

    A bigger question is are you sure that whatever company your getting that banner from only has flash banners?

    usually you should have an html only option

    1. Lily Rose profile image84
      Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I didn't even realize it's flash - how do you tell?  I'm not sure if they all are - it doesn't give you the option.  They show you the different banners, that just click "get the special link code"

      You're saying </embed> is required at the end?

      1. sunforged profile image67
        sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        the error message is saying that you need </embed> at the end


        you can tell its flash because it says

        xxxxxxblah.SWF  (shockwave flash) and has a plug in backup that would send your viewer to the macromedia pages if their browser wasnt updated.

        no big deal...just usually your advertiser will provide options...lots of flash slows down your page load time, the one little banner wont make a difference

  10. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    you would just copy that code..its how wp (wordpress) autocorrected your original code

    but I just noticed that neither example I posted is clickable..so your problem isnt solved, although it displays

  11. Lily Rose profile image84
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    ok, I added </embed> to the end of that section I showed you and it accepted it with no error.  I viewed the post and clicked on the banner and it did take me to the vendor's site, although I think I just violated the TOS by clicking on the banner myself!

  12. Lily Rose profile image84
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    Sunforged, you're the best - thank you so much for your help with this!

    Darkside - thanks to you as well!

  13. sunforged profile image67
    sunforgedposted 7 years ago

    Im an affiliate for just about every arts related product I can find

    In the share-a-sale console, you selected special links when you should select from

    banners instead  http://www.shareasale.com/a-getmerchant … type=image

    and I think you were joking but....you can click on that ad all day long if you want, you get 11% sales commission, it doesnt cost your advertiser anything if you click..so no TOS worries...you can purchase from yourself with no worries in SAS also, its kind of antiquated in its methods..a sale is a sale

  14. Lily Rose profile image84
    Lily Roseposted 7 years ago

    Oooooooooooo!  Now I think I finally understand something!

    I just signed up for share a sale and apparently have a lot of ropes to learn still.

    Thanks again, Sunforged.

 
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