type (HTML attribute)

Spec
Depr. Version
No HTML 4
Browser support (more…)
IE5.5+ FF1+ SA1.3+ OP9.2+ CH2+
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Syntax

type="MIME type"

Description

The type attribute lets the author define the MIME type of the data used in the object—the file that’s specified in the data attribute. This is slightly different from the codetype attribute, which is used to specify the MIME type of the object itself. If the server sends data with the appropriate MIME type, this attribute may be omitted.

Example

This type attribute is set to "image/gif" to display a .gif image:

<object data="logo.gif" type="image/gif"></object>

Value

This attribute takes a MIME type in the format type/subtype, for example, "text/html", "image/x-rgb", or "application/java".

Compatibility

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