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Carlos Espada
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HTML tags | embed

It is used to embed 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.

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.

  • To embed a picture, it is better to use the <img> tag.
  • To embed HTML, it is better to use the <iframe> tag.
  • To embed video or audio, it is better to use the <video> and <audio> tags.

It can have some implicit ARIA roles: application, document, img, none or presentation.



The displayed height of the resource, in CSS pixels (absolute values only. NO percentages).


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 (absolute values only. NO percentages).


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.


Use the 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.

  • Type: -
  • Self-closing: Yes
  • Semantic value: No

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