HTML uses the OBJECT tag to include objects, such as images, audios, videos, Java applets, ActiveX controls, Portable Document Format (PDF), and Flash objects, in a Web page.

The OBJECT tag allows you to specify the code that can be used to display or manipulate that data.

An OBJECT tag can also be used inside the BODY tag. The text between the starting and the ending tags of the OBJECT tag is the alternate text for browsers that do not support this tag.

Attributes of OBJECT Tag

The following table shows various attributes of the OBJECT tag.

Attribute Description
data Specifies the URL of the object's data
form Specifies one or more forms to which the object belongs
height Specifies the height of the object in pixels
name Specifies the object's name
type Specifies the MIME type for the component
usemap Specifies the URL
width Sets the width of the embedded components in the page

The OBJECT tag initializes the object by passing the parameters to the object, which can be done using the PARAM tag.

In HTML, you can use the PARAM tag to define parameters or variables for an OBJECT tag. An OBJECT tag can contains multiple PARAM tags, as shown in the following code snippet.

<OBJECT data="movie.avi" type="video/quicktime" id="video" width="200" height="100">
   <PARAM name="BorderStyle" value="1" />
   <PARAM name="autoplay value=true />

In the above code snippet, we have defined an OBJECT tag, which includes a video file in a Web page. We have also used the PARAM tags to pass the parameters for the OBJECT tag.

Attributes of PARAM Tag

The following table shows the various attributes of the PARAM tag.

Attribute Description
name Specifies the name of the parameter
value Specifies the value of the parameter

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