HTML <param> tag

Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

HTML param tagWhen writing in HTML, the <param> tag is used to designate parameters for plugins embedded into a web page using an <object> element. The following sections contain information about this tag, including an example of it in use, as well as related attributes and browser compatibility.

Example code

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

Example result


Within an HTML tag, an attribute dictates certain aspects of an HTML element. Attributes are made up of a name and value pair; all tags support standard attributes. The following table shows all of the current unique HTML attributes for the <param> tag, as well as a description of each.

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

Deprecated attributes

A deprecated attribute is one that may function currently but is not supported in going forward. While the attribute may work with the current version of HTML, it will eventually be phased out. It is better to avoid using these attributes to help future-proof your website.

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


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