The long description of the IMG element

Browsers that are subjected to this test should support the IMG element, although they need not be graphical browsers.

1. Longdesc is a uri!

The longdesc attribute of the IMG element contains a link to a file describing the image in detail, for those times where the image cannot be downloaded or displayed (for whatever reason that may be), or for times where a textual description would be better than the image itself.

The browser may supply some way of accessing this information.

The following image has a longdesc attribute:

The XYZ Company

Welcome to the XYZ Company website.

You may, somehow, be able to go to the page describing the logo.

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Bugzilla: Bug 1996

Last updated in June 1999.