Language reference : Base architecture : Topic elements : Body elements : alt
   
alt
The alt element provides alternate text for an image. It is equivalent to the alt attribute on the image element; since the attribute is deprecated, use the alt element instead. As an element, alt provides direct text entry within an XML editor and is more easily accessed than an attribute for translation.
Contains
Note: These models represent only the default document types distributed by OASIS. Actual content models will differ with each new document type.
Doctype
Content model
topic (base), map (base), classifyMap, subjectScheme, learningAssessment, learningBookmap, learningContent, learningMap, learningOverview, learningPlan, learningSummary
( text data or data or data-about or foreign or unknown or keyword or term or ph or b or i or sup or sub or tt or u) (any number)
topic (technical content), map (technical content), concept, ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup, reference, task, bookmap
( text data or data or data-about or foreign or unknown or keyword or apiname or option or parmname or cmdname or msgnum or varname or wintitle or term or abbreviated-form or ph or b or i or sup or sub or tt or u or codeph or synph or filepath or msgph or systemoutput or userinput or menucascade or uicontrol) (any number)
machineryTask
( text data or data or data-about or foreign or unknown or keyword or wintitle or term or ph or b or i or sup or sub or tt or u or menucascade or uicontrol) (any number)
Contained by
Doctype
Content model
topic (base), map (base), topic (technical content), map (technical content), concept, reference, task (strict), task (general), bookmap, classifyMap, subjectScheme, machineryTask, learningBookmap, learningMap
ditabase, glossary, glossentry, glossgroup
learningAssessment, learningContent, learningOverview, learningPlan, learningSummary
Inheritance
- topic/alt
Example 34. Example
The markup for alt text within an image looks like this:
<image href="tip-ing.jpg">
<alt>Here's a Tip!</alt>
</image>
Attributes
Name
Description
Data Type
Default Value
Required?
univ-atts attribute group (includes select-atts, id-atts, and localization-atts groups)
A set of related attributes, described in univ-atts attribute group
global-atts attribute group (xtrf, xtrc)
A set of related attributes, described in global-atts attribute group
class, outputclass
Common attributes described in Other common DITA attributes