|Inherits from:||Element object|
|IE||myEmbed = myDocument.all.tags("EMBED")[anIndex]|
|IE||myEmbed = myDocument.all[aName]|
|-||myEmbed = myDocument.anElementName|
|-||myEmbed = myDocument.embeds[anIndex]|
|-||myEmbed = myDocument.getElementById(anElementID)|
|-||myEmbed = myDocument.getElementsByName(aName)[anIndex]|
|-||myEmbed = myEmbedArray[aName]|
|-||myEmbed = myEmbedArray[anIndex]|
|-||myEmbed = myDocument.getElementsByTagName("EMBED")[anIndex]|
|Argument list:||anIndex||A reference to an element in a collection|
|aName||An associative array reference|
|anElementID||The ID value of an Element object|
|Object properties:||accessKey, align, height, hidden, name, palette, pluginspage, readyState, src, tabIndex, units, width|
|Event handlers:||onBlur, onClick, onDblClick, onFocus, onHelp, onKeyDown, onKeyPress, onKeyUp, onMouseDown, onMouseMove, onMouseOut, onMouseOver, onMouseUp|
Netscape and MSIE encapsulate plugin/embedded objects in a different way. In MSIE they are objects of the EMBED class. In Netscape they are objects commonly referred to as belonging to the Plugin class, although they are really implemented as JavaObject objects. In MSIE, this is an ActiveX object.
There is additional confusion in that there is a plugins array that belongs to the document and another that belongs to the navigator object. They both contain collections of objects, but of different types. This is further confused by the fact that the document.plugins array is another name for the document.embeds array.
Because of this confusing situation, the best recommendation is that we refer to document.embeds and navigator.plugins and quietly ignore the document.plugins object. Furthermore we shall refer to Plugin objects as being something the browser can use to play embedded content and Embed objects will be an instance of a plugin that is alive and running in a document.
Interacting with the properties of Embed objects in MSIE seems to work quite reliably. This is not the case with Netscape, which is prone to all kinds of strange behavior. However that may be version and platform specific and could depend greatly on the quality of what you are embedding.