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<object>

The <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 <param> elements, then transparent.
Tag omission None, both the starting and ending tag are mandatory.
Permitted parents Any element that accepts embedded content.
Implicit ARIA role No corresponding role
Permitted ARIA roles application, document, image
DOM interface HTMLObjectElement

Attributes

This element includes the global attributes.

archiveHTML 4 onlyObsolete since HTML5
A space-separated list of URIs for archives of resources for the object.
borderDeprecated since HTML4.01Obsolete since HTML5
The width of a border around the control, in pixels.
classidHTML 4 onlyObsolete since HTML5
The URI of the object's implementation. It can be used together with, or in place of, the data attribute.
codebaseHTML 4 onlyObsolete since HTML5
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.
codetypeHTML 4 onlyObsolete since HTML5
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.
declareHTML 4 onlyObsolete since HTML5
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.
formHTML5
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. -- (Absolute values only. NO percentages)
name
The name of valid browsing context (HTML5), or the name of the control (HTML 4).
standbyHTML 4 onlyObsolete since HTML5
A message that the browser can show while loading the object's implementation and data.
tabindexHTML 4 onlyObsolete since HTML5
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.
typemustmatchHTML5
This Boolean attribute indicates if the type attribute and the actual content type of the resource must match 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. -- (Absolute values only. NO percentages)

Examples

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> 

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Note: Google Chrome doesn't support search for text (accessed via ctrl + F shortcut) inside <object></object> tags.

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
object Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
archive Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
Aspect ratio computed from width and height attributes 79 79 71
71
69 — 71
Disabled
Disabled From version 69 until version 71 (exclusive): this feature is behind the layout.css.width-and-height-map-to-aspect-ratio.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
No 66 14
border Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
classid Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
codebase Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
codetype Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
data Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
declare Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
form Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
height Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
name Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
standby Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
tabindex Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
type Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
typemustmatch ? ? 27 ? ? ?
usemap Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
width Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
object Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
archive Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
Aspect ratio computed from width and height attributes 79 79 79 57 14 12.0
border Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
classid Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
codebase Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
codetype Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
data Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
declare Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
form Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
height Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
name Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
standby Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
tabindex Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
type Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
typemustmatch ? ? 27 ? ? ?
usemap Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
width Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/object