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HTML <source> src Attribute

HTML source Tag Reference HTML <source> tag

Example

An audio player with two source files. The browser should choose which file (if any) it has support for:

<audio controls>
  <source src="horse.ogg" type="audio/ogg">
  <source src="horse.mp3" type="audio/mpeg">
Your browser does not support the audio element.
</audio>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The src attribute is supported in Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrome, and Safari.

Note: Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions, do not support the <source> tag.


Definition and Usage

The src attribute specifies the URL of the media file to play.


Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <source> tag is new in HTML5.


Syntax

<source src="URL">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL Specifies the URL of the media file.

Possible values:

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


HTML source Tag Reference HTML <source> tag

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