EmbedArray object (Object/browser)

A more appropriate name for a PluginArray that contains a collection of plugins within the current document.


JavaScript - 1.1
JScript - 3.0
Internet Explorer - 4.0
Netscape - 3.0
Inherits from:Object object
JavaScript syntax:-myEmbedArray = myDocument.embeds
-myEmbedArray = myDocument.plugins
Object properties:length

A collection of objects, each one representing a plugin that is embedded in the current page. The object being referred to is not the embedded data, but the plugin module that plays it.

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.


See also:<EMBED>, Collection object, Document.embeds[], Document.plugins[], Embed object, JavaObject object, Plugin object, PluginArray object

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Inheritance chain:

Object object