inline image

(web)   An image that appears within the body of a web page. Most graphical web browsers display images inline (with an option to turn off inline images, to speed up the display of web pages).

Other image formats may have to be displayed in a separate window and/or by another application program.

An inline image in a web page is specified with the <IMG> HTML tag, which can take many attributes, the most important of which is the SRC attribute that gives the URL from which to fetch the image. The ALT attribute gives text to display in place of the image for users with images disabled or who are using text-only browsers or text-to-speech convertors (e.g. blind users).

Last updated: 2011-01-04