inline image definition World-Wide Web
An image that appears within the body of a web page
. Most graphical web browsers
can display both GIF
images inline. The web browser
may give the user 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 achieved with the HTML tag
, which can take many attributes. The SRC attribute gives the URL
from which to fetch the image and 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).