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HTML <param> tag

Definition

The <param> tag is a self closing tag used within the <object> element to define parameters for the embedded object.

Example


<object data="../../pages/HD0405.mp4" 
  type="video/mp4" 
  width="200" 
  height="200">
  <param name="autoplay" value="false">
  <param name="autoStart" value="0">
  alt : <a href="../../pages/HD0405.mp4">View Video</a>
</object>

Video courtesy of MovieTOOLS

alt : View Video

Attributes

The following attributes can be used with the <param> tag.


<param> Specific Attributes
Attribute Value Description Example
namevalueSpecifies the parameter name. Required

<param name="autoplay" value="true">
valuevalueSpecifies the parameter value. Required

<param name="autoplay" value="true">
<param> Global Attributes
Attribute Description Example
Common
classSpecifies a classname for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined class to the content.

<param class="name">
idSpecifies a unique id for the element allowing you to apply the style of the predefined id to the content.

<param id="name">
styleSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the contentt.

<param style="color:red;">
titleSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the content.

<param title="Content info">
Keyboard
accesskeySpecifies a keyboard shortcut to associate with the element.

<param accesskey="a">
tabindexSpecifies a tab order for the element.

<param tabindex="1">
Language
dirSpecifies the directional flow of the content.

<!-- The text will flow from left to right -->
<param dir="ltr">
<!-- The text will flow from right to left -->
<param dir="rtl">
langSpecifies a language code for the content of the element.

<param lang="en">
spellcheckSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the contentt.

<!-- Valid values true and false. -->
<!-- Default inherited/browser specific. -->
<param spellcheck="true"> 
translateSpecifies an inline style for the element allowing you to apply the style to the content.

<!-- Valid values yes and no. -->
<!-- Default yes. -->
<param translate="no"> 
Miscellaneous
contenteditableSpecifies whether the content of the element is editable.

<!-- Valid values true and false. -->
<!-- Default inherited. -->
<param contenteditable="true"> 
draggableSpecifies whether the element is draggable.

<!-- Valid values true and false. -->
<!-- Default browser specific. -->
<param draggable="true">
hiddenSpecifies whether the element is not yet, or no longer, relevant.

<!-- Valid values an empty string or hidden -->
<param hidden> 
<param hidden="hidden"> 
<param> Event Attributes
Attribute Description Example
Document Element
oncopyThe script to be run when the user copies the content of an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param oncopy="go()"> 
oncutThe script to be run when the user cuts the content of an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param oncut="go()">
onpasteThe script to be run when the user pastes some content into an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onpaste="go()">
Drag and Drop
ondragThe script to be run when an element is dragged.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param ondrag="go()">
ondragendThe script to be run when an element has stopped being dragged.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param ondragend="go()">
ondragenterThe script to be run when an element has been dragged to a valid drop target.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param ondragenter="go()">
ondragleaveThe script to be run when an element leaves a valid drop target.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param ondragleave="go()">
ondragoverThe script to be run when an element is being dragged over a valid drop target.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param ondragover="go()">
ondragstartThe script to be run at the start of a drag operation.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param ondragstart="go()">
ondropThe script to be run when a dragged element is being dropped.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param ondrop="go()">
Form
onblurThe script to be run when the element loses focus.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onblur="go()">
onchangeThe script to be run when object changed and attempt to leave field.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onchange="go()">
oncontextmenuThe script to be run when a context menu is triggered.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param oncontextmenu="go()">
onfocusThe script to be run when the element gets focus.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onfocus="go()">
oninputThe script to be run when an element gets user input.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param oninput="go()">
oninvalidThe script to be run when an element is invalid.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param oninvalid="go()">
onresetThe script to be run when a dragged element is being dropped.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onreset="go()">
onselectThe script to be run when some or all of the contents of an object are selected.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onselect="go()">
onsubmitThe script to be run when a form is submitted.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onsubmit="go()">
Keyboard
onkeydownThe script to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed down.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onkeydown="go()">
onkeypressThe script to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is pressed down and released.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onkeypress="go()">
onkeyupThe script to be run when an element is in focus and keyboard key is released.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onkeyup="go()">
Media
onabortThe script code to be run on abort.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onabort="go()">
oncanplayThe script to be run when a file has buffered enough so it is ready to start playing.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param oncanplay="go()">
oncanplaythroughThe script to be run when a file can be played all the way to the end without further need of buffering.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param oncanplaythrough="go()">
oncuechangeThe script to be run when the cue changes when using the track element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param oncuechange="go()">
ondurationchangeThe script to be run when the length of the media is changed.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param ondurationchange="go()">
onemptiedThe script to be run when a media resource element suddenly becomes empty, usually due to an error.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onemptied="go()">
onendedThe script to be run when the media has reach the end.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onended="go()">
onloadeddataThe script to be run when media data is loaded and playback can start.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onloadeddata="go()">
onloadedmetadataThe script to be run when metadata has been loaded.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onloadedmetadata="go()">
onloadstartThe script to be run whenthe media resource has started loading.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onloadstart="go()">
onpauseThe script to be run when the media resource has been paused.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onpause="go()">
onplayThe script to be run when the media resource starts playback.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onplay="go()">
onplayingThe script to be run when when playback has already begun.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onplaying="go()">
onprogressThe script to be run when the browser is fetching the media data.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onprogress="go()">
onratechangeThe script to be run when the playback rate changes.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onratechange="go()">
onseekedThe script to be run when the seeking attribute is set to false indicating that seeking has finished.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onseeked="go()">
onseekingThe script to be run when the seeking attribute is set to true indicating that seeking is currently active.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onseeking="go()">
onstalledThe script to be run when the browser is unable to continue fetching media data.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onstalled="go()">
onsuspendThe script to be run when media data has stopped before being completely loaded.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onsuspend="go()">
ontimeupdateThe script to be run when the media resources current playback position has changed.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param ontimeupdate="go()">
onvolumechangeThe script to be run when the volume has changed or been muted.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onvolumechange="go()">
onwaitingThe script to be run when the media resource has paused but is expected to resume.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onwaiting="go()">
Mouse
onclickThe script to be run when when a mouse is clicked on an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onclick="go()">
ondblclickThe script to be run when a mouse is double clicked on an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param ondblclick="go()">
onmousedownThe script to be run when he mouse button is pressed down while the cursor is over an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onmousedown="go()">
onmousemoveThe script to be run when the mouse button is moved.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onmousemove="go()">
onmouseoutThe script to be run when the mouse cursor moves off an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onmouseout="go()">>
onmouseoverThe script to be run when the mouse cursor moves over an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onmouseover="go()">
onmouseupThe script to be run when the mouse button is released while the cursor is over the element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onmouseup="go()">
onwheelThe script to be run when the mouse wheel rolls up or down over an element.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onwheel="go()">
Scroll
onscrollThe script code to be run when the scrollbar of an element is being scrolled.

 <!-- Executes go() function -->
<param onscroll="go()"> 
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