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In the HTML embed tag, what does the "base" attribute do?

Asked by tantaikooi (122points) February 7th, 2008

i know i can check this from the document (adobe flash or anything that use embed), but i think it’s good to ask it here in fluther. basically what’s “base” for?

for example, embed a flash file.
<embed src=“the swf address here” base=“address here”>

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base – . or [base directory] or [URL]. Specifies the base directory or URL used to resolve all relative path statements in the Flash Player movie. This attribute is helpful when your Flash Player movies are kept in a different directory from your other files.

tantaikooi's avatar

hrm….still don’t get it.

Why cant i just write it in SRC attribute?

tantaikooi's avatar

now i see. “Relative URLs may be referenced incorrectly when the SWF file and the HTML file are in different locations.”

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