Closed Bug 125983 Opened 20 years ago Closed 18 years ago
alt text of images with no SRC attribute is not visible without height/width
Load the following HTML in your browser: <a href="foobar"><img alt="This text should appear, so you know there was an image and what it was supposed to mean"></a> Expected result: All alt text is readable. Actual result: You see a small dot instead of the image.
I consider this being dataloss in the rendering.
This used to work
Target Milestone: --- → mozilla1.0
When did this break!?! I know this worked when I changed the quirks-mode handling of alt text - I tested the heck out of it then. Can anyone try to narrow down the date of regression?
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
I am seeing this on an image with width and height. The HTML code used is: <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 5px;"><img src="/images/title.gif" width="450" height="93" alt="LemNet.com Logo" style="margin-top: 0px; padding-top: 0px; border: 0px;"></p> and you can see it online at http://www.lemnet.blinksworld.com/ (it is the logo in the very top left)
Is this a dupe of 62046? "ALT text of <img> element isn't displayed when "Do not load any images" in Preferences is checked. It is displayed if the <img> element has HEIGHT and WIDTH attributes." I have images disabled, but the image in question has width and height attributes.
WIN 98, build 2002021915 The cause of this seems to be the lack of src="somethign". What I am seeing:: <p><img alt="alt text"></p> displays nothing. <p><img src="" alt="alt text"></p> displays nothing. <p><img src="broken_link.jpg" alt="alt text"></p> displays the text. <p><img width="100" height="100" alt="alt text"></p> displays the text. Tim.
Changing QA contact
QA Contact: petersen → moied
Images missing the mandatory src attribute have never shown the alt text... that's a long standing bug. (Well, I guess it's a bug. Hard to say, since it's invalid and thus not covered by the specs.)
> Images missing the mandatory src attribute The testcase does have a src attribute (so it's a legal document), just that it's empty.
Ok, that's a slightly more serious bug. I guess it means use the current page as the image? Or something? Still, that has never worked, so it's not a regression.
Sorry, this is not a big problem. IMG with no SRC attribute, or an empty SRC attribute, will not cause alt text to be displayed. If width and height are specified, then the alt text will be displayed. In general usage, the src attribute on the IMG is specified, so this is more or less academic. clearing nsbeta1+ and moving to future.
> this is more or less academic. No, it is not academic with bug 108153, where I remove the source attibute to guard against bug 28327.
I'm not sure if this is the same bug, but the alternate text for images very rarely shows up in a tooltip, and I can't pinpoint exactly which images show the alternate text and which don't. For example, load <http://www.aripollak.com>. That big "aripollak.com" graphic on top is assigned ALT="aripollak.com". However, that text shows up neither in a tooltip or in the image properties. The banner ad below the title, however, shows the alternate text in both a tooltip and the image properties. I have seen other pages which have linked images with alternate text, but the text never shows up.
No, it is not the same bug, in fact no bug at all, but a FAQ.
Ari, what you're looking for is title="...", that's what you've got in your source for the banner. alt="..." only is the alternative text which gets shown when the image isn't loaded. The title is what get's displayed as tooltip.
It is the only bug I found regarding my problem... I have a home page (http://cgi-bin.spaceports.com/~species6) which does not display any alt=... here an example: <img src="../pics/homep_0.gif" name="Handy Shopper" alt="Home page" border="0" height="40" width="36"> when moving the mouse cursor over the picture, I expect to see the alt=. it works fine under NetScape 4.75. is it not supported by Mozilla 1.1, or does I have some faulty settings in my browser?
Jam, please see the comment right above yours. This is FAQ, search on the net.
On Mozilla 1.0.1, Linux. I don't see ALT text for quirks pages with image loading disabled. Is that this bug getting worse, or a different bug? To see what I mean, disable image loading and go to... http://open-beos.sourceforge.net/news.php Why is there no alt text shown for the left side menu? Instead there seem to be tiny invisible place holders. If I've found the wrong bug please point me to the right one. All the other ones I looked in were full of users asking for ALT tooltips or moon cheese or whatever.
-> Layout again
Assignee: attinasi → other
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
QA Contact: moied → ian
Bug 83774 fixed this.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Depends on: 83774
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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