codebase (HTML attribute)

Spec
Depr. Version
No HTML 2
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
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Syntax

codebase="uri"

Description

The codebase attribute is used to set the base URL for the value specified in the classid attribute, overriding any base URL set in the head of the document.

In the example shown, the codebase is identified as "http://bestjavaappsever.com/classes/" (the complete path suggests that the resources are held on another server), while the classid refers to a file entitled "calendar.class". The full address for the calendar code would therefore be interpreted as http://bestjavaappsever.com/classes/calendar.class.

Example

Here, codebase defines the base URL of "http://bestjavaappsever.com/classes/":

<object classid="calendar.class"
    codebase="http://bestjavaappsever.com/classes/"></object>

Value

This attribute takes a URI, which may be a complete path on another server (for example, "http://bestjavaappsever.com/classes/", or could be a different folder on the same server, as follows:

<object classid="calendar.class"
    codebase="/code/java-classes/"></object>

Compatibility

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