HTML <embed> Tag.


An embedded flash animation :

 <embed src="helloworld.swf"> 
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Definition and Usage

The <embed> tag defines a container for an external application or interactive content (a plug-in).

Browser Support

Element Chrome Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera
<embed> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

The <embed> tag is new in HTML5.

Note : Many web browsers have supported the <embed> tag for a long time. However, the <embed> tag has not been a part of the HTML 4 specification. The <embed> tag is new in HTML5, and will validate in an HTML5 page. However, if you use it in an HTML 4 page, the page will not validate.


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

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <embed> element with the following default values :


embed:focus {
    outline: none;