The PARAM element is used to pass values to an embedded
OBJECT (usually an embedded program) or to
an embedded Java APPLET. In both situations
PARAM serves the same purpose and has almost the same implementation
(mostly because the official OBJECT with PARAM usage was meant to absorb
the APPLET with PARAM functionality.)
This identifies the type of the value attribute.
Values: DATA - [DEFAULT]
The value will be passed directly to the OBJECT as a string, after
embedded character entities are resolved. REF - The value indicated by the VALUE
attribute is a URL where run-time values are stored. OBJECT - Indicates a reference internal to the document
where values are stored. Value is any valid ID attribute label.
If you can read this you are too close.<br />
AND your browser does not support Java.
The online DTD and HTML reference for Microsoft Internet
Explorer mentioned support for the TYPE and VALUETYPE attributes in the
3.0 version timeframe, but the IE 4.0 version of the documentation did
NOT. I have yet to verify if these two attributes are really
supported in either version yet. Note: These attributes are back in IE's
references as of IE6.
The TYPE and VALUETYPE attributes may have been supported before Opera 6 -
The information for these two attributes is based on support information on
Opera's website and not verified.
Support information for the %Core% attributes (actually, only the ID attribute
makes any sense for this element) is purely semi-educated guesswork. ID
can be used by the DOM to add or delete a PARAM element, or change a PARAM's
attributes. The versions listed for %core% reflect the general version where
real DOM changeability was added to the indicated browsers.