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  • Last Updated : 28 Jun, 2019

The HTML <source> src attribute is used to specify the URL of the media resource. The source element is used as a child element of the <audio> and <video> element.


<source src="URL">

Attribute Values: It contains single value URL which specifies the URL of the media resource. There are two types of URL link which are listed below:

  • Absolute URL: It points to another webpage.
  • Relative URL: It points to other files of the same web page.

Below example illustrates the <source> src attribute in HTML:


<!DOCTYPE html> 
        HTML source src Attribute
<body style="text-align:center;">
    <h1 style="color:green;">
    <h2>HTML Source src Attribute</h2
    <audio controls> 
        <source id="mySource" src="gameover.wav"
        <source src="gameover.ogg" type="audio/ogg"


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by HTML <source> src attribute are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 4.0
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox 3.5
  • Safari 4.0
  • Opera 10.5

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