HTML - <object>

The HTML Embedded Object Element (<object>) represents an external resource, which can be treated as an image, a nested browsing context, or a resource to be handled by a plugin.

Example

Embed a flash movie

<!-- Embed a flash movie -->
<object data="movie.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></object>

<!-- Embed a flash movie with parameters -->
<object data="movie.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash">
  <param name="foo" value="bar">
</object> 

Description  

The HTML Embedded Object Element (<object>) represents an external resource, which can be treated as an image, a nested browsing context, or a resource to be handled by a plugin.

Content categories Flow content; phrasing content; embedded content, palpable content; if the element has a usemap attribute, interactive content; listed, submittable form-associated element.
Permitted content zero or more <deviceid> elements, then transparent.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parent elements Any element that accepts embedded content.
DOM interface HTMLObjectElement

Attributes

Includes the Global Attributes.

NameVersionDescription
archive HTML 4 A space-separated list of URIs for archives of resources for the object.
border The width of a border around the control, in pixels.
classid HTML 4 The URI of the object's implementation. It can be used together with, or in place of, the data attribute.
codebase HTML 4 The base path used to resolve relative URIs specified by classid, data, or archive. If not specified, the default is the base URI of the current document.
codetype HTML 4 The content type of the data specified by classid.
data The address of the resource as a valid URL. At least one of data and type must be defined.
declare HTML 4 The presence of this Boolean attribute makes this element a declaration only. The object must be instantiated by a subsequent <object> element. In HTML5, repeat the <object> element completely each that that the resource is reused.
form HTML5 The form element, if any, that the object element is associated with (its form owner). The value of the attribute must be an ID of a <form> element in the same document.
height The height of the displayed resource, in CSS pixels.
name The name of valid browsing context (HTML5), or the name of the control (HTML 4).
standby HTML 4 A message that the browser can show while loading the object's implementation and data.
tabindex HTML 4 The position of the element in the tabbing navigation order for the current document.
type The content type of the resource specified by data. At least one of data and type must be defined.
typemustmatch HTML5 This Boolean attribute indicates if the type and the actual content type resource must match in order of this one to be used.
usemap A hash-name reference to a <map> element; that is a '#' followed by the value of a name of a map element.
width The width of the display resource, in CSS pixels.

Browser Compatibility  

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
typemustmatch ? 27 (27) ? ? ?
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
typemustmatch ? 27.0 (27) ? ? ?

See Also  

Specifications  

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<object>' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of '<object>' in that specification.
Recommendation  
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of '<object>' in that specification.
Recommendation  

License

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Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/html/element/object