alt attribute | alt property
Sets or retrieves a text alternative to the graphic.
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 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.
This example uses the alt attribute to indicate that the icon displayed denotes a read/write property.