HTML <applet> Tag
Not Supported in HTML5.
<applet> tag was used in HTML 4 to define an embedded applet (Plug-in).
Plug-ins are a computer programs that extend the standard functionality of the browser.
Plug-ins have been used for many different purposes:
- Run Java applets
- Run ActiveX controls
- Display Flash movies
- Display maps
- Scan for viruses
- Verify a bank id
Most browsers no longer support Java Applets and Plug-ins.
ActiveX controls are no longer supported in any browsers.
The support for Shockwave Flash has also been turned off in modern browsers.
What to Use Instead?
If you want to embed a video, use the
<source src="movie.mp4" type="video/mp4">
<source src="movie.ogg" type="video/ogg">
Your browser does not support the video tag.
If you want to embed audio, use the
<source src="horse.ogg" type="audio/ogg">
<source src="horse.mp3" type="audio/mpeg">
Your browser does not support the audio tag.
To embed objects, you can use both the
<embed> tag and the
Embed a document with the <object> element:
Embed a picture with the <object> element:
Tip: To embed a picture, it is better to use the
<img> tag. To embed a document, it is better to use the