IMG HTML Element

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The IMG element embeds an image or a video clip in the document and provides the following attributes and events.

Item Description

align

Specifies the horizontal alignment of its element with respect to the surrounding context. Possible values are left, right, center, and justify.

alt

For user agents that cannot display images, forms, or applets, this attribute specifies alternate text. The language of the alternate text is specified by the lang attribute.

border

Specifies the width of an image border, in pixels.

class

Assigns a class name or set of class names to an element. Any number of elements may be assigned the same class name or names. Multiple class names must be separated by white space characters.

dir

Specifies the direction of directionally neutral text in an element's content and attribute values:

  • ltr indicates left-to-right text or table.
  • rtl indicates right-to-left text or table.

height

Specifies the image and object height override.

hspace

Specifies the amount of white space to be inserted to the left and right of an image.

id

Assigns a name to an element. This name must be unique in a document.

ismap

For the IMG and INPUT elements, associates a server-side image map with the element.

lang

Specifies the base language of an element's attribute values and text content. The default value of this attribute is unknown.

longdesc

Specifies a link to a long description of the image.

name

Assigns the control name.

onclick

The onclick event occurs when the pointing device button is clicked over an element.

ondblclick

The ondblclick event occurs when the pointing device button is double clicked over an element.

onkeydown

The onkeydown event occurs when a key is pressed down over an element.

onkeypress

The onkeypress event occurs when a key is pressed and released over an element.

onkeyup

The onkeyup event occurs when a key is released over an element. This attribute can be used with most elements.

onmousedown

The onmousedown event occurs when the pointing device button is pressed over an element.

onmousemove

The onmousemove event occurs when the pointing device is moved while it is over an element.

onmouseout

The onmouseout event occurs when the pointing device is moved away from an element.

onmouseover

The onmousemove event occurs when the pointing device is moved while it is over an element.

onmouseup

The onmouseup event occurs when the pointing device button is released over an element.

src

Specifies the location of the image to be used in the control.

style

Specifies style information for the current element. The syntax of the value of the style attribute is determined by the default style sheet language.

title

Specifies advisory information about the element for which it is set.

usemap

Associates an image map with an element. The image map is defined by a MAP element. The value of usemap must match the value of the name attribute of the associated MAP element.

vspace

Specifies the amount of white space to be inserted above and below an image.

width

Specifies the image and object width override.



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