Alternate Text (MathML 2.0 Tag Set)


See documentation for the Mathematical Markup Language (MathML) 2.0 Tag Set.


The alttext attribute is used only within the mathematical expressions of MathML. The equivalent function, providing words that can be display “behind” a graphic or be pronounced over a graphic, is performed by the <alt-text> element for graphics (and other elements) within the NCBI Book Tag Set, the Historical Book Tag Set, and the NCBI Collection Tag Set.

Attribute Values

In Element

<mml:math> Math (MathML 2.0 Tag Set)
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters See MathML documentation.
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.