HTML <param> tag

Updated: 09/12/2023 by Computer Hope
HTML param tag

When writing in HTML (hypertext markup language), the <param> tag designates parameters for plugins embedded in to a web page using an <object> element. The following sections contain information about this tag, including an example of it in use, and related attributes and browser compatibility.

Example of <param> code

<object data="">
<param name="audio" value="play">

Example result


All HTML tags support standard attributes that define the settings of an HTML element. In addition to the standard settings, the <param> tag has the following unique attributes.

Attribute Description
name Designates a name for a parameter.
value Designates a value for a parameter.

Deprecated attributes

In addition to the above attributes, the <param> tag had the following deprecated attributes.

Attribute Description
type Designates the media type of a certain parameter.
valuetype Designates a type for the value attribute.


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