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HTML object Tag with Example

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HTML <object> tag represents an embedded multimedia object.

The object tag is generally use to embed multimedia object like applets, audio, flash, video etc and also you can link an external/internal web pages or documents in your web page.

Note: The <object> tag is mostly supported in all major web browsers.

Sample Code

<object width="250" height="250" data="embed_sample.swf" ></object>

Sample Result

Note: You can also use similar HTML <applet> tag, <audio> tag, <video> tag to embed multimedia objects.

You can see the complete List of HTML Elements here.

Tag Specific Attributes Support

Following are object tag attributes that are supported by <object> tag.

Attribute Value Description
align bottom
left
middle
right
top
Represents an align for an embedded multimedia object
border pixel Represents border for an embedded multimedia object
data url Represents the url to embed multimedia object
height pixel Represents the height of the embedded multimedia object
name object_name Represents name for an embedded multimedia object
type object_type Represents the type for an embedded multimedia object like audio, video etc.
usemap map_name Represents the name of the client-side image map that is used for an embedded multimedia object
width pixel Represents the width of the embedded multimedia object

Standard Attributes Support

HTML <object> tag supports mostly all HTML Attributes. Following are some most common attributes that are used by <object> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Attributes here.

Attribute Value Description
class user_defined Represents a style for an element which is used in CSS style sheet
id user_defined Represents unique id for an element
style css_properties Represents an inline style for an element for e.g style=”color:red;text-decoration:underline;”
title user_defined Represents a tooltip information for an elements like img, a, abbr etc

Event Attributes Support

The “script” is invoked when a certain “event” occurs. Each event handler content attribute deals with a different event. HTML <object> tag supports mostly all HTML Event Attributes. Following are some most common event attributes that are used by <object> tag. You can get more details about available HTML Event Attributes here.

Attribute Value Description
onclick script Event Fires immediately when mouse click on the specified element
ondblclick script Event Fires immediately when mouse double-click on the specified element
onkeydown script Event Fires immediately when user is pressing a down key from keyboard
onkeypress script Event Fires immediately when user presses a key from keyboard
onkeyup script Event Fires immediately when user releases a key from keyboard
onmousedown script Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets down from an element
onmousemove script Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element
onmouseout script Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer gets out from an element
onmouseover script Event Fires immediately when mouse pointer moves over an element
onmouseup script Event Fires immediately when a mouse pointer is released over an element
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