alt

Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) Version 1.3 Part 2: Technical Content Edition

version
1.3
author
OASIS DITA Technical Committee

The alt element provides alternate text for an image. It is equivalent to the alt attribute on the image element; since the alt attribute is deprecated, use the alt element instead. The alt element can be more easily edited or translated than the alt attribute.

Content models

See appendix for information about this element in OASIS document type shells.

Inheritance

- topic/alt

Example

The markup for alternate text within an image looks like this:

<image href="tip-ing.jpg">
  <alt>Here's a Tip!</alt>
</image> 

Attributes

The following attributes are available on this element: Universal attribute group and outputclass.