Sets or retrieves a text alternative to the graphic.
HRESULT value = object.put_alt( altText);HRESULT value = object.get_alt(* altText);
the text to display as an alternative to the graphic.
- Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification, Section 2.5.5
- HTML 4.01 Specification, Section 13.8
The text is used to replace the graphic for text-only browsers and to display in the window before the graphic has loaded. The text also acts as a ToolTip if the IHTMLElement::title is not set when the user hovers the mouse over the graphic.
Alternate text should be provided whenever the graphic is not rendered. Alternate text is mandatory for Level 0 documents.
In Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, This property now applies to the object object.