HTML Object: The purpose of a plug-in, is to extend the functionality of the HTML browser.
Plug-ins are computer programs that extend the standard usefulness of the browser.
Plug-ins were designed to be used for various purposes:
• To run Java applets
• To run Microsoft ActiveX controls
• To show maps
• To scan for viruses
• To check a bank id
Most browsers at this point don’t support Java Applets and Plug-ins.
ActiveX controls are presently not support in any browsers.
The support for Shockwave Flash has additionally been turned off in modern browser.
The <object> Element
The <object> element is supported by all browsers.
The <object> element defines an embedded object inside an HTML document.
It was designed to embed plug-ins (like Java applets, PDF readers, and Flash Players) in website pages, but can likewise be used to include HTML in HTML:
<object width="100%" height="500px" data="snippet.html"></object>
Or images if you like:
The <embed> Element
The <embed> element is supported in all significant browsers.
The <embed> element likewise defines an embedded object inside an HTML document.
Internet browsers have supported the <embed> element for quite a while. Nonetheless, it has not been a part of the HTML detail before HTML5.
Note that the <embed> element doesn’t have a closing tag. It can not contain alternative text.
The <embed> element can likewise be used to include HTML in HTML:
<embed width="100%" height="500px" src="snippet.html">
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