- Attribute of
- <img> HTML Tag
- What does
- Identified the image or provided additional information about it. Deprecated in HTML 4.0 in favor of other attributes.
<!-- DEPRECATED. Do not do this. --> <img src="/wp-content/uploads/flamingo.jpg" name="Flamingo">
How to Identify Images
name attribute was originally used to identify images, but it has been deprecated since HTML 4.0. There are several other options for providing a unique name to an image:
id— A global attribute that must be unique.
title— A global element, which is often displayed in a tooltip when the user hovers over an element.
alt— An attribute of
<img>, which is displayed when the image cannot be seen, and is used by some image-based search engines.
name attribute has been deprecated for the
<img> element, it is still used for form input elements, where it defines the key in a key-value pair representing the input when the form is submitted.