Some types of embeddable objects are provided as Netscape plug-ins through the
<EMBED> tag. For example, you can embed an Adobe Acrobat PDF file into your Web page if you have the PDF plug-in. You can also embed AVI files using the sample AVI plug-in provided from Netscape. The next example shows how to do both.
<embed src=movies/sample.avi width=300 height=100> <br> <embed src=pdfs/sample.pdf width=300 height=300>
The Adobe Acrobat Netscape plug-in is available at
http://www.adobe.com. The Netscape plug-in development kit can be found at
http://home.netscape.com. There are plenty of other Netscape plug-ins available. To see a complete list, visit the Netscape software page at
http://home.netscape.com/comprod/upgrades/index.html. Additionally, you can embed audio and various other types of multimedia objects with the
Java has become a huge buzzword in the industry of late. One of the things Java provides is the capability to download an executable applet from a Web server to a client browser and run that applet under a secure environment. Applets can be thought of as small application components that are useful for a specific task. These applets can provide a higher level of interaction that allows for some interesting Web page content. Some interesting Java applets can be found at
http://www.gamelan.com. Java applets are included within an HTML document using the
<APPLET> tag, as follows:
<APPLET CODE=JavaApplet.class WIDTH=200 HEIGHT=200> </APPLET>
In this example, the Java applet is compiled into a file called
JavaApplet.class, and when the browser loads the page containing this tag,
JavaApplet.class will be downloaded and executed within the context of the browser.