Why can’t wordpress handle embed tags?

To my regular readers, please ignore this post. This is merely to illustrate to the people at wordpress that embed tags do not work on their site. And now for your non viewing pleasure, what would be videos if wordpress could use embed tags:

<object width=”400″ height=”327″ id=”uvp_fop”><param name=”movie” value=”http://l.yimg.com/cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/fop/embedflv/swf/fop.swf”></param><param name=”flashVars” value=”id=6441610&rd=eyc-off&ympsc=&postpanelEnable=1&prepanelEnable=1&infopanelEnable=1&carouselEnable=0″></param><param name=”wmode” value=”transparent”></param><embed height=”327″ width=”400″ id=”uvp_fop” allowscriptaccess=”always” src=”http://l.yimg.com/cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/fop/embedflv/swf/fop.swf&#8221; type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” flashvars=”id=6441610&rd=eyc-off&ympsc=&prepanelEnable=1&infopanelEnable=1″></embed></object>

<div style=”width: 242px; height: 158px; padding: 0; margin: 0; background: #5A441E url(http://l.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mo/ij4/after_movieopens.jpg) no-repeat top left;”><object width=”242″ height=”121″ id=”uvp_fop”><param name=”movie” value=”http://l.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mo/ij4/ij_countdown.swf”><embed height=”121″ width=”242″ src=”http://l.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mo/ij4/ij_countdown.swf&#8221; type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” > </embed></object> <p style=”text-align: center; margin-top: 8px;”><a href=”http://movies.yahoo.com/feature/indianajones.html&#8221; style=”color: #eee67b; font-size: 12px; font-family: arial;”>Watch the Trailer on Yahoo! Movies</a></p></div>

So there ya go, a whole bunch of embed codes that should be videos but aren’t. Huzzah.

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~ by Pagz on February 14, 2008.

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