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HTML <embed> Tag


Example

An embedded image:

<embed type="image/jpg" src="pic_trulli.jpg" width="300" height="200">
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Example

An embedded HTML page:

<embed type="text/html" src="snippet.html" width="500" height="200">
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Example

An embedded video:

<embed type="video/webm" src="video.mp4" width="400" height="300">
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Definition and Usage

The <embed> tag defines a container for an external resource, such as a web page, a picture, a media player, or a plug-in application.

Warning

Most browsers no longer support Java Applets and Plug-ins.

ActiveX controls are no longer supported in any browsers.

The support for Shockwave Flash has also been turned off in modern browsers.

Suggestion

To display a picture, it is better to use the <img> tag.

To display HTML, it is better to use the <iframe> tag.

To display video or audio, it is better to use the <video> and <audio> tags.



Browser Support

Element
<embed> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Attributes

Attribute Value Description
height pixels Specifies the height of the embedded content
src URL Specifies the address of the external file to embed
type media_type Specifies the media type of the embedded content
width pixels Specifies the width of the embedded content

Global Attributes

The <embed> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.


Event Attributes

The <embed> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.


Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Embed Object


Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <embed> element with the following default values:

embed:focus {
  outline: none;
}