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 Book Tag Set and the Collection Tag Set.

Attribute Values

In Element

Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters See MathML documentation.
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.