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    The HTMLEmbedElement interface, which provides special properties (beyond the regular HTMLElement interface it also has available to it by inheritance) for manipulating <embed> elements.

    This topic describes the HTMLEmbedElement interface as defined in the standard. It does not address earlier, non-standardized version of the interface.


    Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

    Name Type Description
    align  DOMString Enumerated property indicating alignment of the element's contents with respect to the surrounding context. The possible values are "left", "right", "center", and "justify".
    height DOMString Reflects the height HTML attribute, containing the displayed height of the resource.
    name  DOMString The name of the embedded object.
    src DOMString Reflects the src HTML attribute, containing the address of the resource.
    type DOMString Reflects the type HTML attribute, containing the type of the resource.
    width DOMString Reflects the width HTML attribute, containing the displayed width of the resource.


    No specific method; inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement.


    Specification Status Comment
    WHATWG HTML Living Standard
    The definition of 'HTMLEmbedElement' in that specification.
    Living Standard No change from HTML5, but it formally adds two obsolete properties, name and align, to help with compatibility with old Web sites.
    The definition of 'HTMLEmbedElement' in that specification.
    Recommendation Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

    See also

    • The HTML element implementing this interface: <embed>

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