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    <object>

    Summary

    The HTML <object> Element (or HTML Embedded Object Element) represents an external resource, which can be treated as an image, a nested browsing context, or a resource to be handled by a plugin.

    Attributes

    This element includes the global attributes.

    archive HTML 4 only; Obsolete since HTML5
    A space-separated list of URIs for archives of resources for the object.
    border Deprecated since HTML4.01; Obsolete since HTML5
    The width of a border around the control, in pixels.
    classid HTML 4 only; Obsolete since HTML5
    The URI of the object's implementation. It can be used together with, or in place of, the data attribute.
    codebase HTML 4 only; Obsolete since HTML5
    The base path used to resolve relative URIs specified by classid, data, or archive. If not specified, the default is the base URI of the current document.
    codetype HTML 4 only; Obsolete since HTML5
    The content type of the data specified by classid.
    data
    The address of the resource as a valid URL. At least one of data and type must be defined.
    declare HTML 4 only; Obsolete since HTML5
    The presence of this Boolean attribute makes this element a declaration only. The object must be instantiated by a subsequent <object> element. In HTML5, repeat the <object> element completely each that that the resource is reused.
    form HTML5
    The form element, if any, that the object element is associated with (its form owner). The value of the attribute must be an ID of a <form> element in the same document.
    height
    The height of the displayed resource, in CSS pixels.
    name
    The name of valid browsing context (HTML5), or the name of the control (HTML 4).
    standby HTML 4 only; Obsolete since HTML5
    A message that the browser can show while loading the object's implementation and data.
    tabindex HTML 4 only; Obsolete since HTML5
    The position of the element in the tabbing navigation order for the current document.
    type
    The content type of the resource specified by data. At least one of data and type must be defined.
    typemustmatch HTML5
    This Boolean attribute indicates if the type and the actual content type resource must match in order of this one to be used.
    usemap
    A hash-name reference to a <map> element; that is a '#' followed by the value of a name of a map element.
    width
    The width of the display resource, in CSS pixels.

    Examples

    Embed a flash movie

    <!-- Embed a flash movie -->
    <object data="move.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></object>
    
    <!-- Embed a flash movie with parameters -->
    <object data="move.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">
      <param name="foo" value="bar">
    </object> 
    

    Specifications

    Specification Status Comment
    WHATWG HTML Living Standard
    The definition of '<object>' in that specification.
    Living Standard  
    HTML5
    The definition of '<object>' in that specification.
    Proposed Recommendation  
    HTML 4.01 Specification
    The definition of '<object>' in that specification.
    Recommendation  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    typemustmatch ? 27 (27) ? ? ?
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
    typemustmatch ? 27.0 (27) ? ? ?

    See also

    Document Tags and Contributors

    Last updated by: teoli,