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HTML src Attribute


Definition and Usage

The src attribute specifies the location (URL) of the external resource.


Applies to

The src attribute can be used on the following elements:

Elements Attribute
<audio> src
<embed> src
<iframe> src
<img> src
<input> src
<script> src
<source> src
<track> src
<video> src

Examples

Audio Example

An audio player:

<audio src="horse.ogg" controls>
Your browser does not support the audio element.
</audio>
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Embed Example

An embedded flash animation:

<embed src="helloworld.swf">
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Iframe Example

An <iframe> in its simplest use:

<iframe src="/default.asp"></iframe>
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Img Example

An image is marked up as follows:

<img src="smiley.gif" alt="Smiley face">
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Input Example

An HTML form with an image that represents the submit button:

<form action="/action_page.php">
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
  <input type="image" src="submit.gif" alt="Submit">
</form>
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Script Example

Point to an external JavaScript file:

<script src="myscripts.js"></script>
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Source 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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Track Example

A video with two subtitle tracks:

<video width="320" height="240" controls>
  <source src="forrest_gump.mp4" type="video/mp4">
  <source src="forrest_gump.ogg" type="video/ogg">
  <track src="subtitles_en.vtt" kind="subtitles" srclang="en" label="English">
  <track src="subtitles_no.vtt" kind="subtitles" srclang="no" label="Norwegian">
</video>

Video Example

Play a video:

<video src="movie.ogg" controls>
  Your browser does not support the video tag.
</video>
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Browser Support

The src attribute has the following browser support for each element:

Element
audio 4.0 9.0 3.5 4.0 10.5
embed Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
iframe Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
img Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
input 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
script Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
source 4.0 9.0 3.5 4.0 10.5
track 18.0 10.0 31.0 6.0 15.0
video 4.0 9.0 3.5 4.0 10.5