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HTML standby attribute

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The purpose of the HTML standby attribute is to define a message to show while an object (defined within object element) is being loaded.

Supported elements

HTML standby attribute supports object element.


<object standby="value" >.....</object>

Type of value




Default value

There is no default value of HTML standby attribute.

Supported doctypes

HTML 4.01 strict, HTML 4.01 transitional, HTML 4.01 frameset.

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