The type attribute on an <object> tag specifies the media type of the embedded resource.
A media type indicates the format and nature of the resource.
A type attribute on an <object> element. The attribute specifies the media type (formerly MIME type) of the pdf file.
<object data="/media/sample.pdf" type="application/pdf" style="width:100%;height:500px;"> PDF cannot be displayed. </object>
The type attribute specifies the media type of the embedded resource.
A media type, formerly known as a MIME type, indicates the format and nature of a resource.
Browsers don't look at a resource's file extension, but rather what media type it is.
A list with common media types is available on this site.
Tip: The IANA organization maintains a full list of official media types.
There are hundreds of media types.
These are some common types that are used on the web.
|text/csv||Comma Separated Values|
Tip: Check our HTTP Media Types Reference for a more complete list of common media types.
<object type="media-type" />
|media-type||The media type of the linked page.|
Here is when type support started for each browser:
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