AltHRef Attribute (Fill)(VML)

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Defines an alternate reference for an image. Read/write. String.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element o:althref=" expression ">

Script Syntax

element .althref="expression"



Supports preservation of PICT data through HTML roundtripping. On HTML write, the alternate representation (the original PICT data if the file originated from the Apple Macintosh) is saved. On HTML read, AltHRef is favored over Src.

Microsoft Office Extensions Attribute


The fill of the shape has an AltHRef that points to a file named myimage.gif.

   <v:shape id="rect01"
   coordorigin="0 0" coordsize="200 200"
   path="m 1,1 l 1,200, 200,200, 200,1 x e">
   <v:fill o:althref="myimage.gif"/>