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type property (param)

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Specifies or returns the MIME type of the resource referenced by the value property. The type property can be used only if the value of the valueType property is set to 'ref'.


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This property is read/write.
HTML page for this property: type

Possible values:

String that sets or retrieves the media type. See MIME types for more information.
Default: this property has no default value.

Example HTML code 1:

This example illustrates the use of the type attribute with Windows Media Player:
<object type="application/x-mplayer2" data="testVideo.wmv" width="320px" height="286px">
    <param name="src" value="testVideo.wmv" valuetype="ref" type="video/x-ms-wmv" />
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Example HTML code 2:

This example illustrates the use of the type property with Windows Media Player:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function GetParamType () {
            var videoFile = document.getElementById ("videoFile");
            alert (videoFile.type);
    <object type="application/x-mplayer2" data="testVideo.wmv"  width="320px" height="286px">
        <param id="videoFile" name="src" value="testVideo.wmv" valuetype="ref" type="video/x-ms-wmv"/>

    <button onclick="GetParamType ();">Get the MIME type of the video!</button>
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