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HTML Param Tag

Reference on the param Element of HTML. Includes useful Example, and allowed attributes.

Edited: 2014-12-28 07:09

The Param Element of HTML, is used to define parameters for the HTML Object Element, which is used as an replacement of the now deprecated applet Element.


Standard Attributes

Attribute: Value: Description: DTD:
id Id Unique id, may begin with [A-Za-z] and may be followed by any number of [A-Za-z], [0-9], underscores, hyphens, colons, and periods. STF
name Character Data This is used in scripts, to identify the element, when submitted through a form. STF
value Character Data Specifies a run-time value of a parameter specified by name. STF
valuetype DATA|REF|OBJECT Specifies the type of the value attribute, default value is DATA. STF


<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
data="Player.swf?path=Video.swf" style="width:320px;height:240px;">
<param name="movie" 

Above would embed a video in a webpage, see also: Streaming Video in HTML Pages