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Html param tag

The <param> (short for parameter) tag defines parameters to be passed to an embedded object at run-time defined by the <object> tag.

Any number of <param> elements may appear inside an <object> element, in any order, but must be placed at the start of the content.

The following table summarizes the usages context and the version history of this tag.

The example below shows the <param> tag in action.

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash">
    <param name="movie" value="video/blur.swf">
</object>

Tag-Specific Attributes

The following table shows the attributes that are specific to the <param> tag.

Attribute Value Description
Required — The following attribute must be specified on this tag for the markup to be valid.
name text Specifies the name of the parameter.
Optional — The following attributes are optional.
value text Specifies the value of the parameter.
type content type Obsolete Specifies the type of the value attribute.
valuetype data
ref
object
Obsolete Specifies the type of the value attribute.
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