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1. In music, short for Alternative.

2. In RPG, short for Alternate ID.

3. In MPD, short for alter or persona.

4. In keyboarding, the Alt key, located just to the left of the space bar.

5. In HTML, the alternative text attribute of the img tag.
1. I don't care for Alt Music.

2. My Alt is Downstrike.

3. I tried to list my alts once, but I lost count at 44.

4. The reason you don't see Alt is it's hidden under your left hand.

5. There's no such thing as an "alt tag". Alt is an attribute of the img tag.
by Downstrike January 29, 2006
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In HTML, an attribute of the img tag that allows persnickety browsers to display text in place of the image, or to indicate the content of the image to the visually impaired and search engine spiders.
In the event that an image displayed on a web page displays text or other information, the Alt attribute should be set with descriptive text so that persnickety browsers, visually impaired people, and search engines can read the description. A lot of SEO spammers get themselves banned from search engines by keyword stuffing their Alt attributes.

Some accessibility nuts like to ruin a webmasters day by insisting that every blasted, non-informative image must have an "Alt tag". Some of us cave in to their nonsense by using NiDE, but the truth is, there is no such thing as an Alt tag. Alt is an attribute of the img tag.
by Downstrike January 29, 2006
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N00b slang for the alt attribute of the HTML img tag. Usage indicates a probability that the person speaking doesn't know the difference between a tag and an attribute.
When people get persnickety with me, saying that my NiDEs don't have Alt tags, I get persnickety back at them, and tell them there's no such thing as an Alt tag, and that I'm not an SEO spammer, so I don't put alt attributes in NiDEs.
by Downstrike May 21, 2006
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A very small person with an oversized opinion of himself.
Lookit the amoeba having a cell faux to pretend someone wants to talk to him. It's a real cell phone call.
by Downstrike November 18, 2006
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adj. - Belonging to another time, usually historical; possibly futuristic and/or fictional.
Betimes mine verbiage wast anachronistic. Hath thou spake so?
by Downstrike May 23, 2004
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