Update fallback content's behavior for ImageInputType and HTMLImageElement

Previously, there have been inconsistencies on the implementation of fallback content and its treatment as a replaced element for ImageInputType and HTMLImageElement. This led to interoperable issues between implementors. Examples: <input style="display: inline;" type=image alt="ALT"> <img title="foo"> <img src="foo" width=10 height=10 alt> Please see, https://github.com/yuzhe-han/images-fallback-content-1094763, for visual comparison.


The behavior of ImageInputType's and HTMLImageElement's fallback content was not very interoperable, and not clearly specified. With this HTML spec PR (https://github.com/whatwg/html/pull/5315) the behavior has been more completely specified. Chrome will implement this modified behavior starting in M85. See https://github.com/whatwg/html/issues/5309, https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1196668, and tracking bugs for more details and conversation.



Established standard

Status in Chromium


Enabled by default (tracking bug) in:

  • Chrome for desktop release 85
  • Chrome for Android release 85
  • Android WebView release 85

Consensus & Standardization

After a feature ships in Chrome, the values listed here are not guaranteed to be up to date.


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Last updated on 2020-10-25