"mozilla logo" is bad alt text for image used as link to mozilla home page

VERIFIED FIXED

Status

VERIFIED FIXED
15 years ago
6 years ago

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(Reporter: bomfog, Unassigned)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win95; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031125 MultiZilla/1.5.0.4e
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Win95; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031125 MultiZilla/1.5.0.4e

The logo image on www.mozilla.org/* pages, used as a link to the mozilla home
page, gives "Return to home page" as the title attribute and "mozilla logo" as
the alt attribute.  Alt text that indicates the function/destination of the link
is, IMO, required for accessibility and stuff.  The title text or equivalent
should be used in the alt.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set browser to block all images.
2. Open http://www.mozilla.org/
3. Read the link text displayed in place of the Mozilla logo (top left)

Actual Results:  
I saw text ("mozilla logo") that seemed to indicate that I could download a copy
of the logo by following the link.

Expected Results:  
It should have shown me text that would have seemed to indicate that I could go
to the Moz home page by following the link.

"mozilla logo" is one step above "mlogo.gif" as alt text.  If it were a logo
without the link, I'd stump for alt="". As it is, I'd suggest "mozilla home
page", but just duplicating the title text would be an improvement.

This is apparently part of (a) template(s).  I tried editing /download.html with
the "edit this page" link (not available on the home page) but didn't get access
to the logo part of the page.  Hence no patch.  Sorry.

Comment 1

15 years ago
What about just "Mozilla"?  That duplicates the text shown in the image itself,
which is what ALT is for.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Updated

15 years ago
QA Contact: imajes → stolenclover
reassigning endico's bugs to default owner
Assignee: endico → mozilla.webmaster
The alt text for the logo is now "Return to the home page".
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Updated

14 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: mozilla.org → Websites
Component: www.mozilla.org → General
Product: Websites → www.mozilla.org
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