Is publish for web automatically html5?


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When I click “Publish” in Stencyl, for web I have 2 choices, not including Chrome Web Store. I can publish to Flash or I can publish to html5. Let's say I want to put my game on a web site, but I don't want people to be forced to download the swf file, put it on their computer, then click it, only to have it open in their default web browser. It seems most people don't have a stand alone Flash player, so swf files on their computers open in web browsers.

I seem to be having problems with html5. Please consider this html5 game:

When I play it in Google Chrome it works perfectly. When I try to play it in Firefox, I get the message to update Flash to the latest version, even though I just got done doing so. When I try to play it in Microsoft Edge, it loads then disappears, then Edge goes back to the page I tried to play it from.

Now please consider this html5 game that I uploaded:

When I try to play it in any of the 3 aforementioned browsers, it appears to load to 100%, but then just sits there without actually opening the game.

For the swf file already on my computer, the same stuff happens when I open it with browsers, but it works perfectly when I open it with a stand alone Flash player. This would indicate there is a problem with all 3 of my browsers, but I can't know for sure since I can't get anyone else to check it for me. Could someone please take a look and let me know?

1) If I want people to be able to play the game directly from a web site, is my only option to publish in html5?
2) If my browser plays an html5 game from a web site, is it playing an actual swf file, or is it playing lines of code in the hypertext mark up language only?
3) Does my game (My Foot) on gamejolt work in your browser?

Thank you for your time.
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