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HTML <object> tag

HTML <object> tag is used to embed multimedia files on webpage. The <object> tag can include multimedia files such as video, audio, image, PDF, Java Applets, or another page on your page.

HTML <param> tag also used with <object> tag to pass parameters to plugin which has been included with <object> tag.

If you insert text between the <object> and </object> tags, then it will only be displayed if the browser does not support the <object> tag.

Syntax

Following are some specifications about the HTML <object > tag

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Start tag/End tag Both Start and End tag
Usage Embed external resource

Example

Embedding a Video:

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Output:

HTML object tag

Embedding a gif image:

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Output:

HTML object tag

Attribute:

Tag-specific attributes:

Attribute Value Description
data URL It specifies the address of the resource.
type content_type It determines the content type of the resource specified by data.
archive URL It specifies the space-separated list of URL's for archives of resources for the object. (Not supported in HTML5).
border pixels It sets the width of the border around the <object> (Not supported in HTML5).
classid URL It specifies the URL for the object implementation. (Not supported in HTML5).
codebase URL It specifies the base path where to find the code for the object. (Not supported in HTML5).
form form_id It specifies the form element that the object element is associated with.
height pixels It defines the height of the object.
width pixels It determines the width of the object.
typemustmatch boolean It specifies that resource should be embedded if type attribute matches with the actual content type of the resources provided on the data attribute.
name name It defines the name for the object.

Global attribute:

The <object > tag supports the global attributes in HTML

Event attribute:

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

Supporting Browsers

Elementchrome browser Chromeie browser IEfirefox browser Firefoxopera browser Operasafari browser Safari
<object>YesYesYesYesYes
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