Tag <param> HTML Reference


Set the "autoplay" parameter to "false", so the sound won't start playing as soon as the page loads:

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E" width="200" height="100" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
  <param name="movie" value="flash.swf" />
  <param name="wmode" value="opaque" />
  <param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" />

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1. Definition and Usage

The <param> tag is used to define parameters for plugins embedded with an <object> element.

2. Differences Between HTML and XHTML

In HTML the <param> tag has no end tag.

In XHTML the <param> tag must be properly closed.

3. Required Attributes

DTD indicates in which HTML 4.01/XHTML 1.0 DTD the attribute is allowed. S=Strict, T=Transitional, and F=Frameset.

namenameSpecifies the name of a parameterSTF

4. Optional Attributes

typeMIME_typeSpecifies the MIME type of the parameterSTF
valuevalueSpecifies the value of the parameterSTF
Specifies the type of the valueSTF

5. Standard Attributes

The <param> tag supports the following standard attributes:

ididSpecifies a unique id for an elementSTF

Event Attributes

The <param> tag does not support any event attributes.

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