HTML <embed> id Attribute

The id attribute on an <embed> tag assigns an identifier to the embed external content element. The identifier must be unique across the page.

Example

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An id attribute on an <embed> element.

<embed id="embedded-bedroom" 
       src="/img/html/vangogh-bedroom.jpg"
       alt="Van Gogh's Bedroom">

Using id

The id attribute assigns an identifier to the <embed> element.

The identifier must be unique across the page.

The id allows programmatic access to the <embed> element.

Tip:  id is a global attribute that can be applied to any HTML element.


Syntax

<embed id="identifier" />

Values

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Value Description
identifier A unique alphanumeric string. The id value must begin with a letter ([article-Zarticle-z]) and may be followed by any number of letters, digits ([0-9]), hyphens (-), underscores (_), colons (:), and periods (.).

More Examples

An <embed> element with a unique id.
Clicking the button displays the title value of the element.



<embed id="myembed"
       src="/img/html/vangogh-bedroom.jpg"
       title="Van Gogh's Bedroom"><br/><br/>
  
<button onclick="show();">Show embed title</button>

<script>
  let show = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("myembed");
    alert("Title = " + element.title);
  }
</script>

Code explanation

The id attribute assigns a unique identifier for the <embed> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript which locates the <embed> element using the id.

It extracts the element's title attribute value and then displays this in an alert box.


Browser support

Here is when id support started for each browser:

Chrome
1.0 Sep 2008
Firefox
1.0 Sep 2002
IE/Edge
1.0 Aug 1995
Opera
1.0 Jan 2006
Safari
1.0 Jan 2003

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