noembed (HTML element)

Spec
Depr. Empty Version
Yes No N/A
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
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Syntax

<embed>
</embed>

Description

The noembed element is used to provide alternative content for browsers that don’t support the embed element. It’s not defined by any standard (it was introduced by early Netscape browsers), and as such there aren’t any guidelines as to what it may or may not contain.

Example

This noembed element provides an alternative for video content:

<noembed>
<img src="/images/inflate.jpg" alt="Inflate the tyre by holding the
pump at 90 degree angle to the valve">
<p>You can inflate the tyre by holding the pump at 90 degree angle
to the valve, as shown in the image above.</p>
</noembed>

Use This for…

This element is used to provide alternatives for media files contained in embed. For example, you might use it to provide a combination of images (img) and descriptions in paragraphs (p), or list items (li) in place of an animated version of the content contained in a movie file.

Compatibility

Internet Explorer Firefox Safari Opera Chrome
5.5 6.0 7.0 8.0 1.0 1.5 2.0 3.0 3.5 1.3 2.0 3.1 4.0 9.2 9.5 10.0 2.0
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Despite being a non-standard element, embed is well supported in the browsers tested; no browser displayed the contents between the opening <noembed> and closing </noembed> tags.

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