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    <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.

    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
    The definition of '<embed>' in that specification.
    Living Standard  
    HTML5
    The definition of '<embed>' in that specification.
    Recommendation  

    Browser compatibility

    Note: There is currently an implementation difference in between browsers. While Blink (Chrome, Opera) will display the content of HTML resource, Firefox displays a generic message saying the content needs a plug-in (see bug 730768). It is recommended to use the <iframe> element.

    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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    Last updated by: chrisdavidmills,