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Iframe attributes

The `<iframe>` element has several attributes that you can use to customize its behavior and appearance. Here's an overview of some commonly used attributes:

  1. `src`: Specifies the URL of the document or content you want to embed within the iframe. This is a required attribute for the `<iframe>` element.
<iframe src="https://example.com"></iframe>

  1. `width` and `height`: Set the dimensions of the iframe. You can use pixels, percentages, or other valid CSS units. If not specified, the iframe will use default dimensions, which may not be suitable for your content.

<iframe src="https://example.com" width="800" height="600"></iframe>

  1. `title`: Provides a descriptive title for the iframe, which is useful for screen readers and other assistive technologies.

<iframe src="https://example.com" width="800" height="600" title="Example website"></iframe>

  1. `frameborder`: Sets the border around the iframe. Use "0" to remove the border and "1" to show it. Note that this attribute is not supported in HTML5, and you should use CSS instead.

<iframe src="https://example.com" width="800" height="600" frameborder="0"></iframe>

  1. `scrolling`: Controls the appearance of scrollbars within the iframe. Accepts "yes", "no", or "auto". The "auto" value displays scrollbars only if the content overflows the iframe. Note that this attribute is not supported in HTML5, and you should use CSS instead.

<iframe src="https://example.com" width="800" height="600" scrolling="no"></iframe>

  1. `allowfullscreen`: Allows the iframe to be displayed in fullscreen mode when embedding media elements that support it, such as videos.
<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO_ID" width="800" height="600" allowfullscreen></iframe>

  1. `sandbox`: Applies security restrictions to the embedded content. You can enable specific features by including them as values for the sandbox attribute, such as `allow-forms`, `allow-scripts`, `allow-same-origin`, or `allow-popups`.

<iframe src="https://example.com" width="800" height="600" sandbox="allow-scripts allow-same-origin"></iframe>

  1. `loading`: Controls the loading behavior of the iframe. The `lazy` value defers loading the iframe content until it is close to the user's viewport, improving page load performance. The `eager` value loads the iframe content immediately, regardless of its position in the viewport.
<iframe src="https://example.com" width="800" height="600" loading="lazy"></iframe>

These attributes allow you to customize the appearance, behavior, and security of iframes when embedding external content. Always ensure that you are embedding content from trusted sources and consider the security and privacy implications.

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