HTML <embed> id Attribute

An id on an <embed> tag assigns an identifier to the element.

The identifier must be unique across the page.



An id attribute on an <embed> element.

<embed id="embedded-bedroom" 
       alt="Van Gogh's Bedroom">

Using id

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

The id allows JavaScript to easily access the <embed> element.

It is also used to point to a specific id selector in a style sheet.

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


<embed id="identifier" />



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"
       title="Van Gogh's Bedroom"><br/><br/>
<button onclick="show();">Show embed title</button>

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

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:

1.0 Sep 2008
1.0 Sep 2002
1.0 Aug 1995
1.0 Jan 2006
1.0 Jan 2003

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Last updated on Sep 30, 2023