This required attribute
defines the data that’s being passed to the
applet in the parameter.
The name of the parameter here is
<param name="shape" value="triangle"/>
The value of the
name attribute very much
depends on the type of object that’s being embedded into the web page.
Whatever parameter name is being used, it’s understood that the object is
able to make sense of the information being passed to it. In the example
param is named
so the Java applet would presumably have an interface with a function that
accepts various values, one of which is a
variable. Therefore, it should understand that a shape is being passed in,
and that it will need to act on the value passed to it in the
Every browser listed supports this attribute.