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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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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The alt attribute is supported in all major browsers.


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">.


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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