i think i may try to convert the entire site to XHTML 1.0 transitional. currently it's HTML 4.01 transitional… largely because of how much flash i use, and also partly because of Ian Hickson's "Sending XHTML as text/html Considered Harmful". on the other hand, despite being basically HTML 4, i doubt many (any?) pages validate correctly (especially now since i just added />'s to the img tags in the common header file so that this tech blog will be XHTML 1.0 complaint )
so why bother to convert to XHTML? mainly for purposes of self-education, and because XHTML just "feels" tidier, since it's XML, and that appeals to the side of me that likes coding elegance. i think Hickson makes some excellent points, and perhaps serving XHTML as text/html is indeed very broken, but eh, my pages are broken now anyway, so…
but back to embedding flash in XHTML. i'd looked at flash satay, which looks very clean, but having to have a separate container "loading" SWF so that flash movies will stream in IE seemed like too much of a burden to manage.
i will have to poke around with it and see how it well it works with the cyber pets