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The HTMLParamElement interface provides special properties (beyond those of the regular HTMLElement object interface it inherits) for manipulating <param> elements, representing a pair of a key and a value that acts as a parameter for an <object> element.

EventTarget Node Element HTMLElement HTMLParamElement


Inherits properties from its parent, HTMLElement.

A string representing the name of the parameter. It reflects the name attribute.


A string representing the value associated to the parameter. It reflects the value attribute.

HTMLParamElement.type Deprecated

A string containing the type of the parameter when valueType has the "ref" value. It reflects the type attribute.

HTMLParamElement.valueType Deprecated

A string containing the type of the value. It reflects the valuetype attribute and has one of the values: "data", "ref", or "object".


No specific methods, inherits methods from its parent, HTMLElement.


HTML Standard
# htmlparamelement

Browser compatibility

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See also

  • The HTML element implementing this interface: <param>.