<embed>: The Embed External Content element
<embed> HTML element embeds external content at the specified point in the document. This content is provided by an external application or other source of interactive content such as a browser 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.
Keep in mind that most modern browsers have deprecated and removed support for browser plug-ins, so relying upon
<embed> is generally not wise if you want your site to be operable on the average user's browser.
|Content categories||Flow content, phrasing content, embedded content, interactive content, palpable content.|
|Permitted content||None, it is an empty element.|
|Tag omission||Must have a start tag, and must not have an end tag.|
|Permitted parents||Any element that accepts embedded content.|
|Implicit ARIA role||No corresponding role|
|Permitted ARIA roles||
This element's attributes include the global attributes.
The displayed height of the resource, in CSS pixels. This must be an absolute value; percentages are not allowed.
The URL of the resource being embedded.
The MIME type to use to select the plug-in to instantiate.
The displayed width of the resource, in CSS pixels. This must be an absolute value; percentages are not allowed.
You can use the
object-position property to adjust the positioning of the embedded object within the element's frame, and the
object-fit property to control how the object's size is adjusted to fit within the frame.
<embed type="video/quicktime" src="movie.mov" width="640" height="480" title="Title of my video">
title attribute on an
embed element to label its content so that people navigating with assistive technology such as a screen reader can understand what it contains. The title's value should concisely describe the embedded content. Without a title, they may not be able to determine what its embedded content is. This context shift can be confusing and time-consuming, especially if the
embed element contains interactive content like video or audio.
|HTML Standard (HTML)|
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