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HTML | <embed> Tag

The <embed> tag in HTML is used for embedding external application which is generally multimedia content like audio or video into an HTML document. It is used as a container for embedding plug-ins such as flash animations. This tag is a new tag in HTML 5 and it requires only starting tag.

Syntax:

<embed attributes>

Attributes: The <embed> tag contains four attributes which are discussed below:

  • height: This attribute contains the attribute value in pixel. It is used to specify the height of the embedded content.
  • src: It is used to hold the URL. It is used to specify the web address of the embedded content.
  • width: The width value are set in pixels. It is used to specify the width of embedded content.
  • type: It contains the media_type content. It is used to specify the media type of the embedded content.

Below programs illustrates the <embed> element in HTML:

Example 1:



<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>embed Tag</title>
        <style>
            q {
                color: #00cc00;
                font-style: italic;
            }
        </style
    </head>
    <body>
        <q>GeeksforGeeks</q> is loading.
        <br>
        <embed src="loading2.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">
    </body>
</html>                    

Output:

Example 2: This example uses the width and height property with the <embed> tag.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <title>embed Tag</title>
        <style>
            q {
                color: #00cc00;
                font-style: italic;
            }
        </style
    </head>
    <body>
        Click here to redirect to <q>GeeksforGeeks</q>
        <br>
        <embed src="animProps02.swf" width="30px" height="30px">
        <a href="http://geeksforgeeks.org">GeeksforGeeks</a>
    </body>
</html>                              

Output:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by <embed> tag are listed below:

  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Apple Safari


This article is attributed to GeeksforGeeks.org

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