Embedded objects provide a way to enhance your site, not replace it. Pages should always degrade gracefully, so that they can be used by those on alternative platforms or who choose not to install plug-in, ActiveX, or Java technology. Sites that require a specific technology are very frustrating to use for the segment of the population that prefers an operating system and browser configuration other than Windows/Internet Explorer. As we discussed in the last chapter, detection techniques should always be employed to avoid locking users out of sites based upon technology limitations or client differences.
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