This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.
This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.
<image> is an obsolete remnant of an ancient version of HTML lost in the mists of time; use the standard
<img> element instead. Seriously, the specification even literally uses the words "Don't ask" when describing this element.
Do not use this!In order to display images, use the standard
While some browsers will attempt to automatically convert this into an
<img> element, they won't always do so, and won't always succeed when they try, due to various ways in which the options can be interpreted. So just don't use it if you like your users.
This might have once been part of a specification, but nobody seems to remember. It certainly isn't anymore. Just avoid it like the plague.
In general, browsers will attempt to map this to
<img>, but only if the
src attribute is specified as well. Creating an
<image> element without a
src attribute results in an
HTMLElement object with the local element name
"image". However, if the element is created with a
src attribute, the result is instead an
HTMLImageElement and its local element name is changed to
However, that doesn't mean this is a good idea to use. It's not.
|Basic support||?||?|| Yes
|Android webview||Chrome for Android||Edge Mobile||Firefox for Android||Opera for Android||iOS Safari||Samsung Internet|
|Basic support||?||?||?|| Yes
<img>: The correct way to display an image in a document
<picture>: A more powerful correct way to display an image in a document
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