<embed>

Summary

The HTML <embed> Element represents an integration point for an external application or interactive content (in other words, a plug-in).

Note: This topic documents only the element that is defined as part of HTML5. It does not address earlier, non-standardized implementation of the element.

  • Content categories Flow content, phrasing content, embedded content, interactive content, palpable content.
  • Permitted content None; this is a void element.
  • Tag omission Must have a start tag, and must not have an end tag.
  • Permitted parent elements Any element that accepts embedded content.
  • DOM interface HTMLEmbedElement

Attributes

This element includes the global attributes.

height
The displayed height of the resource, in CSS pixels.
src
The URL of the resource being embedded.
type
The MIME type to use to select the plug-in to instantiate.
width
The displayed width of the resource, in CSS pixels.

Examples

<embed type="video/quicktime" src="movie.mov" width="640" height="480">

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard  
HTML5 Candidate Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See also

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