HTML - <param>

The HTML <param> Element (or HTML Parameter Element) defines parameters for <object>.

Example

Please see the <object> page for examples on <param>.

Description  

The HTML <param> Element (or HTML Parameter Element) defines parameters for <object>.

Content categories None.
Permitted content None, it is an empty element.
Tag omission As it is a void element, the start tag must be present and the end tag must not be present.
Permitted parent elements An <object> before any flow content.
DOM interface HTMLParamElement

Attributes

Includes the Global Attributes.

NameVersionDescription
name Name of the parameter.
type Only used if the valuetype is set to "ref". Specifies the MIME type of values found at the URI specified by value.
value Specifies the value of the parameter.
valuetype Specifies the type of the value attribute. Possible values are:
  • data: Default value. The value is passed to the object's implementation as a string.
  • ref: The value is a URI to a resource where run-time values are stored.
  • object: An ID of another <object> in the same document.

Browser Compatibility  

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 1.0 (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See Also  

Specifications  

Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<param>' in that specification.
Living Standard  
HTML5
The definition of '<param>' in that specification.
Recommendation  
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of '<param>' in that specification.
Recommendation  

License

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-us/docs/web/html/element/param