HTML <param> Tag

Example

Add an object to an HTML page:

<object classid="tag-obj" id="tag-objid" width="100" height="50">
  <param name="BorderStyle" value="1" />
  <param name="MousePointer" value="0" />
  <param name="Enabled" value="1" />
  <param name="Min" value="0" />
  <param name="Max" value="10" />
</object>
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Definition and Usage

The <param> tag is used to define parameters or variables for an object or applet element.

Browser Support

The <param> tag is supported in all major browsers.

Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In HTML the <param> tag has no end tag.

In XHTML the <param> tag must be properly closed.

Required Attributes

DTD indicates in which HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0 DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.

Attribute Value Description DTD
name name Defines the name for a parameter (to use in script) STF

Optional Attributes

Attribute Value Description DTD
type MIME_type Specifies the MIME type for a parameter STF
value value Specifies the value of a parameter STF
valuetype data
ref
object
Specifies the type of the value STF


Standard Attributes

The <param> tag supports the following standard attributes:

Attribute Value Description DTD
id id Specifies a unique id for an element STF

More information about Standard Attributes.

Event Attributes

The <param> tag does not support any event attributes.

More information about Event Attributes.


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