The <embed> tag is used as a container for external applications, multimedia and interactive content that the browser doesn’t understand. You need to connect external plug-ins or special programs for their correct display. The display of the embedded content depends on the file type, the attributes of the <embed> tag, and the plugins installed in the browser.
Although supported by the browsers, the <embed> tag wasn’t part of the HTML4 standard. To load objects into HTML4, use the <object> tag. But since not all browsers correctly display the information it contains, we use the <embed> tag inside the <object> container to provide support of more browsers, as well as the validity of the document. Since the <embed> tag has gained official status in the new version of HTML, there are no problems with the validation of the document in HTML5.
The <embed> tag is an empty element, which means that the closing tag isn’t required.
<html> <head> <title>Title of the document</title> </head> <body> <embed src="/uploads/media/default/0001/01/0710cad7a1017902166203def268a0df2a5fd545.png" /> </body> </html>
In this example, we placed our logo using the <embed> tag.
|align||Specifies the alignment of the embedded content on the page and the way it is wrapped around the text.|
|left||Aligns to the left.|
|right||Aligns to the right.|
|center||Aligns the center.|
|justify||Aligns to the right and left edges.|
|height||pixels||Defines the height of the embedded content.|
|pluginspage||URL||Address, from where we can download and install necessary plug-in.|
|src||URL||Indicates the path to the file which will be inserted in the <embed> tag.|
|type||MIME-type||Defines the MIME type (specification for the transmission over the network of files of various types) of the embedded content.|
|vspace||pixels||Defines the vertical indent from the embedded content to the surrounding one.|
|width||pixels||Defines the width of the embedded content.|