Note : Both Netscape and Internet Explorer support the Embeds collection (Netscape call it an array). For properties, methods and events accessible through the Embeds array, see the
The Embeds collection is an ordered, indexed array, containing a reference to every
<EMBED> element in the document.
Embed Objects would normally be retrieved by their index in the Embeds collection (for example
document.embeds(3) contains a reference to the 4th embedded object in the document), but a string value can be used, as long as that string is a valid identifier (
ID attribute value) for an
length property returns the number of elements in the collection. Note that the
length count starts at 1, not 0 as the embeds collection index does. Therefore, the
length property may return a value of 5, but to access the 3rd element, you'd need to use
item method retrieves single items, or sub-collections from the embeds collection. It accepts the following arguments:
index is a number, then the method returns a reference to the embed object at that position in the embeds collections index. I.e.
would make the value of
strTag be the
pluginSpace property (which reflects the
PLUGINSPACE attribute) for the third
<EMBED> element in the embeds collection.
index property is a string value, then the
item method returns a sub-collection, containing a reference to every
<EMBED> in the document that has its
NAME attribute set to the string contained in the
index argument. To retrieve certain element objects from this sub-collection, the
sub-index argument must be used.
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