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The HTML <param> Element (or HTML Parameter Element) defines parameters for <object>.

  • Content categories None.
  • Permitted content None, this is a void element.
  • Tag omission As it is a void element, the start tag must be present and the end tag must not be present.
  • Permitted parent elements An <object> before any flow content.
  • DOM interface HTMLParamElement


This element includes the global attributes.

Name of the parameter.
Only used if the valuetype is set to "ref". Specifies the MIME type of values found at the URI specified by value.
Specifies the value of the parameter.
Specifies the type of the value attribute. Possible values are:
  • data: Default value. The value is passed to the object's implementation as a string.
  • ref: The value is a URI to a resource where run-time values are stored.
  • object: An ID of another <object> in the same document.


Please see the <object> page for examples on <param>.


Specification Status Comment
WHATWG HTML Living Standard Living Standard  
HTML5 Candidate Recommendation  
HTML 4.01 Specification Recommendation  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 1.0 (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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