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HTML <embed> tag

HTML <embed> tag is used to embed an external document in an HTML file which can be a third party application, multimedia, plugin(interactive content), etc. This element is new in HTML5.

Note: The <embed> element can be used to contain third party applications as well multimedia documents but in HTML5 the newly added <audio> and <video> elements are especially used to embed multimedia in HTML document.


Following are some specifications about the HTML <embed> tag

Display block
Start tag/End tag Both Start and End tag
Usage Embed third-party applications

Example 1

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HTML embed tag


Tag-specific attribute

Attribute Value Description
height pixels It specifies the height of the embedded content
src URL It defines the resource location of the embedded document.
type media-type It specifies the MIME type.
width pixels It determines the width of the embedded content.

Global attribute

The <embed> tag supports the global attributes in HTML

Event attribute

The <embed> tag supports the event attributes in HTML.

Supporting Browsers

Element chrome browser Chrome ie browser IE firefox browser Firefox opera browser Opera safari browser Safari
<embed> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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