The HTML <param> element defines parameters for an <object> element.

Content categories None.
Permitted content None, it is an empty element.
Tag omission As it is a void element, the start tag must be present and the end tag must not be present.
Permitted parents An <object> before any flow content.
Permitted ARIA roles None
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
HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<param>' in that specification.
Living Standard  
The definition of '<param>' in that specification.
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of '<param>' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic Support1 (Yes)1 (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
name1 (Yes)1 (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
type1 (Yes)1 (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
value1 (Yes)1 (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
valuetype1 (Yes)1 (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
FeatureAndroidChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic Support (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)1 (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
name (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)1 (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
type (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)1 (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
value (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)1 (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
valuetype (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)1 (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

See also

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