HTML <input> alt Attribute

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

Example

An HTML form with an image that represents the submit button:

<form action="demo_form.asp">
  First name: <input type="text" name="fname"><br>
  <input type="image" src="submit.gif" alt="Submit" width="48" height="48">
</form>

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Definition and Usage

The alt attribute provides an alternate text for the user, if he/she for some reason cannot view the image (because of slow connection, an error in the src attribute, or if the user uses a screen reader).

Note: The alt attribute can only be used with <input type="image">.


Browser Support

Attribute
alt Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Differences Between HTML 4.01 and HTML5

NONE.


Syntax

<input alt="text">

Attribute Values

Value Description
text Specifies an alternate text for the image

HTML input Tag Reference HTML <input> tag

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