HTML embed Tag

HTML <embed> Tag: The HTML embed tag specifies a container for an external application or interactive content. It is used as a container for embedding plug-ins such as flash animations. This tag is a new tag in HTML 5 and it requires only starting tag.

HTML <embed> Tag

This HTML<embed> tag supports both the global and the event attributes.

Syntax: <embed>



Attributes

The <embed> tag contains four attributes which are discussed below:

  • height: This attribute contains the attribute value in pixel. It is used to specify the height of the embedded content.
  • src: It is used to hold the URL. It is used to specify the web address of the embedded content.
  • width: The width value is set in pixels. It is used to specify the width of the embedded content.
  • type: It contains the media_type content. It is used to specify the media type of the embedded content.

Browser compatibility

The HTML<embed> tag is supported by different types of browsers.

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Safari
  • Internet Explorer

Example:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
<embed src="logo.swf">
</body>
</html>

Output:

HTML embedded tag

HTML embedded tag

Attributes that are supported by the <embed> tag

Attribute Value Description
height pixels Specifies the height of the embedded content
src URL Describes 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