The HTMLEmbedElement interface, which provides special properties (beyond the regular HTMLElement interface it also has available to it by inheritance) for manipulating <embed> elements.

This topic describes the HTMLEmbedElement interface as defined in the standard. It does not address earlier, non-standardized version of the interface.


Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

Is a DOMString representing an enumerated property indicating alignment of the element's contents with respect to the surrounding context. The possible values are "left", "right", "center", and "justify".
Is a DOMString reflecting the height HTML attribute, containing the displayed height of the resource.
Is a DOMString representing the name of the embedded object.
Is a DOMString that reflects the src HTML attribute, containing the address of the resource.
Is a DOMString that reflects the type HTML attribute, containing the type of the resource.
Is a DOMString that reflects the width HTML attribute, containing the displayed width of the resource.


No specific method; inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement.


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'HTMLEmbedElement' in that specification.
Living Standard No change from HTML5, but it formally adds two obsolete properties, name and align, to help with compatibility with old Web sites.
The definition of 'HTMLEmbedElement' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support (Yes)[1] (Yes) 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) (Yes) (Yes)[1] (Yes)
Feature Android Webview Chrome for Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes)[1] (Yes)[1] (Yes) 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes)[1] (Yes)

[1] Starting with Chrome 58/Opera 45, this interface can no longer be called as a function.

See also

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <embed>

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