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HTML <embed> src Attribute

HTML embed Tag Reference HTML <embed> tag

Example

An embedded flash animation:

<embed src="helloworld.swf">

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Browser Support

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The src attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The src attribute specifies the address of the external file to embed.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <embed> tag is new in HTML5.


Syntax

<embed src="URL">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL Specifies the address of the external file to embed.

Possible values:

  • An absolute URL - points to another web site (like href="http://www.example.com/hello.swf")
  • A relative URL - points to a file within a web site (like href="hello.swf")


HTML embed Tag Reference HTML <embed> tag

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