i've created a website using mx2004 that has a fullscreen background as part of the swf movie. in the movie a background image, that is much bigger than the movie's actual stage dimensions (800 x 500), fills the rest of the browser screen outside of those dimensions. this is achieved by having the swf's height and width at 100% in the html document (code below), rather than its pixel size.

in safari (testing on a mac, flashplayer 7) this works fine, but it doesn't work properly in any other browser. in internet explorer (testing on windows) the movie placement in the browser window is shifted up so that part of the movie is cut off. in firefox and netscape (testing on a mac) this shift is even more pronounced, and not only does it shift up but the bottom 2/3rds of the screen is blank! in opera (testing on a mac) there is a 10 pixel margin all around the screen (even though the margin set in the html document is 0).

any ideas what isn't working??

the website can be viewed at http://www.immaterial.plus.com/subvista

many thanks for any help!


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<style type="text/css">
body {
height: 100%;
width: 100%;
margin: 0;
<body bgcolor="#ffffff">
<!--url's used in the movie-->
<!--text used in the movie-->
<object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=7,0,0,0" width="100%" height="100%" id="myfile" align="middle">
<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
<param name="movie" value="myfile.swf" />
<param name="quality" value="high" />
<param name="scale" value="noscale" />
<param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" />
<embed src="myfile.swf" quality="high" scale="noscale" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="100%" height="100%" name="myfile" align="left" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" />