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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>

Definition and Usage

The <param> tag is used to define parameters for 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

Attributes

Attribute Value Description
name name Specifies the name of a parameter
value value Specifies the value of the parameter

Global Attributes

The <param> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.


Event Attributes

The <param> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.


Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: Parameter Object


Default CSS Settings

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

param {
  display: none;
}