HTML <applet> Tag | HTML Tutorial


An embedded Java applet:
<applet code="Bubbles.class" width="350" height="350">
Java applet that draws animated bubbles.

Definition and Usage

The <applet> tag defines an embedded applet.

Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Safari

Note: There is still some support for the <applet> tag in some
browsers, but it requires additional plug-ins/installations to work.

Differences Between HTML and XHTML


Tips and Notes

Tip: To include applets, use the <object> tag instead!

Required Attributes

  • DTD indicates in which HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0 DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.
Attribute Value Description DTD
code URL Specifies the file name of a Java applet TF
object name Specifies a reference to a serialized representation of an applet TF

Optional Attributes

Attribute Value Description DTD
align left
Specifies the alignment of an applet according to surrounding elements TF
alt text Specifies an alternate text for an applet TF
archive URL Specifies the location of an archive file TF
codebase URL Specifies a relative base URL for applets specified in the code attribute TF
height pixels Specifies the height of an applet TF
hspace pixels Defines the horizontal spacing around an applet TF
name name Defines the name for an applet (to use in scripts) TF
vspace pixels Defines the vertical spacing around an applet TF
width pixels Specifies the width of an applet TF

Standard Attributes

The <applet> tag supports the following standard attributes:
Attribute Value Description DTD
class classname Specifies a classname for an element TF
id id Specifies a unique id for an element TF
style style_definition Specifies an inline style for an element TF
title text Specifies extra information about an element TF

Event Attributes

The <applet> tag does not support any event attributes.
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