HTML 4.01 : EMBEDDING OBJECTS PART 4 – TAGS OBJECT CAN ENCLOSE

The <param> Element

The param element can take the following attributes:

name   type   value   valuetype 

plus the universal attributes and core events discussed in Chapter 2. The majority of these additional elements, which are specific to a particular object, will just use a name and a value.

name

This attribute specifies the name or property of the parameter. This attribute is mandatory for every <param> element. The syntax is:

name="string" 

value

This attribute specifies the value to set for the parameter. The syntax is:

value="string"

type

This attribute has the value of the MIME type that is retrieved if valuetype (the data type of the value attribute) is set to ref. The syntax is:

type="string" 

valuetype

This attribute specifies how the parameter value will be obtained. The syntax is:

valuetype="data | ref | object" 

ref is via a URL, while data is the default, an implicit value, and object is an identifier that refers to the id of another object defined in the page. IE 6 is the first IE version to support valuetype for the <param> element.