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HTML <param> Tag


Example

Set the "autoplay" parameter to "true", so the sound will start playing as soon as the page loads:

<object data="horse.wav">
  <param name="autoplay" value="true">
</object>
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Definition and Usage

The <param> tag is used to define parameters for plugins embedded with an <object> element.


Browser Support

The <param> tag is supported in all major browsers. However, the file format defined in <object> may not be supported in all browsers.

Element
<param> Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes


Attributes

Attribute Value Description
name name Specifies the name of a parameter
type media_type Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the media type of the parameter
value value Specifies the value of the parameter
valuetype data
ref
object
Not supported in HTML5.
Specifies the type of the value

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <param> element with the following default values:

param {
    display: none;
}