[whatwg] Which differences between <embed> and <object>

zhao Matt mattzhaoweb at gmail.com
Sat Aug 28 08:16:28 PDT 2010

According to HTML5 spec, the <embed> tag can play a swf file, however,  the
<object> tag can also play a swf file (though <object is defined in HTML4>).
I don't understand why need the <embed> tag , because the <object> tag can
support(or  embed) many objects such as images, audio, videos, Java applets,
ActiveX, PDF, and Flash.

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