One more nit to pick with the otherwise excellent new Page Info feature (as of build 2002012403): The ALT attribute for an image ought to be one of the fields shown, as it was in the old Page Info feature. The new one shows the TITLE and LONGDESC (still, alas, underutilized by Web developers), but omits the ALT (which is more often used).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
->db48x (Page Info)
Assignee: blaker → db48x
mass moving open bugs pertaining to page info to firstname.lastname@example.org as qa contact. to find all bugspam pertaining to this, set your search string to "BigBlueDestinyIsHere".
QA Contact: sairuh → pmac
it's definatly doable. let me look at see if I can remeber why I didn't include it in the first place.
Comment on attachment 66504 [details] [diff] [review] add alt text r=bzbarsky
Attachment #66504 - Flags: review+
Created attachment 66510 [details] [diff] [review] correctly finds alt text for objects
Attachment #66504 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Comment on attachment 66509 [details] [diff] [review] correctly finds alt text for objects blah. I hit submit too many times or something
Attachment #66509 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Comment on attachment 66510 [details] [diff] [review] correctly finds alt text for objects Right. Good point on objects. r=bzbarsky
Attachment #66510 - Flags: review+
Created attachment 66561 [details] [diff] [review] fix strict js warning
Attachment #66510 - Attachment is obsolete: true
Comment on attachment 66561 [details] [diff] [review] fix strict js warning Um. Rigth. I shouldn't have missed that....
Attachment #66561 - Flags: review+
jag, could you look at this for sr= please?
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
*** Bug 123637 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Uhm.. I've always used Mozilla's "page info" to check for ALT text in images and add it the missing places. Sorry for the spam, but this seems to have been forgotten (as is it have been already done and ready to be checked in for a month now).
Comment on attachment 66561 [details] [diff] [review] fix strict js warning sr=jag
Attachment #66561 - Flags: superreview+
drivers say, "not critical for 0.9.9, ask for 1.0 approval once 0.9.9 is out"
*** Bug 129277 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment on attachment 66561 [details] [diff] [review] fix strict js warning a=asa (on behalf of drivers) for checkin to the 1.0 trunk
Attachment #66561 - Flags: approval+
checked in on the trunk
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Well it would be nice to also have the ability to list ALT attributes in a column in the list, by clicking on the "column button". As you could do in the old PageInfo. Currently the only options available are "no.", "Address" and "Type".
There isn't room for an alt tag of the proper length in the outliner. Rember, the contents of the alt tag are supposed to be whatever text is neccessary to replace the image, so it when used correctly it'll be a sentace or two at the least. Much better suited to the preview area than a column in the outliner.
It was there before, and it was useful. I used it to quickly ensure that pages has all ALT texts. For me, the current view-info is lesss useful than the old.. =/. You could take the first N characters and add '...', and put the whole value in a tooltip.
Yes but the "Address" content is often too long as well. I didn't believe ALT properties were usually longer than a "Advertisement from 'Company'", as opposed to the LONGDESC, but I guess you're right about how it _should_ be used. Nevertheless, it's a fact that many users need to use this as a makeshift at webplaces that use the ALT property wrong. And so it would far more convenient to be able to scroll the outliner in order to find where there _are_ ALT properties, instead of having to scroll each single entry in order to find the right images.
I have filed bug 158245 and posted a patch that adds the "alt" attribute of images to the <tree> in the media tab.
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