Hi, I seem to have hit a minor snag with “Alt”. Have followed the instructions carefully several times but cant seem to determine if alt text will display. Any ideas? Thanks
In 9. Alt, the lesson is not looking for you to validate that the
alt description displays properly. Rather, it merely wants you to add an
alt attribute and image description.
In index.html, add the alt attribute to the image. Make sure the description accurately describes the image.
What if you can to see it for yourself
But what if you want to see that “Yes, the image description does display”? How can you do that to verify what it does for yourself?
Hmm, think about what the
alt attribute is and why it exists.
You know that it provides an alternative description for for an visual element such as an image. Right?
When does that description display on the screen? Let’s check MDN
It displays on the screen when
Users will see this text displayed if the image URL is wrong, the image is not in one of the supported formats, or if the image is not yet downloaded.
That means if something is wrong with the image or the URL that you typed into the
src attribute is wrong, then the
alt attribute displays on the screen.
To see if for yourself, change the
img URL to a fake one. Since that URL doesn’t exist, you’ll see the description for the image instead.
Give it a try.
Hi Tonya, thanks for taking time to respond. I took your advice and altered the Alt URL to something incorrect and yes - a description to the image was available rather than the image itself. Great help.
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