Open Bug 24126 Opened 21 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Use image information from imagelib in the alt text generation algorithm


(Core :: Layout: Images, Video, and HTML Frames, defect, P5, trivial)






(Reporter: ian, Unassigned)




(Whiteboard: [Hixie-P5])

As per our e-mail discussion, this is just a reminder that once imagelib
provide us with the information, we should be considering the textual
information found in the image when generating alternative text for broken (or
disabled) images.

We would use the image information after looking at the "alt" attribute, but
probably before using information found in the "title" and "name" attributes.
Blocks: html4.01
Closed: 21 years ago
Depends on: 1994, 18779
Priority: P3 → P5
QA Contact: petersen → py8ieh=bugzilla
Resolution: --- → LATER
Target Milestone: M20
Stealing QA contact. Lowering priority. Moving out to M20. Adding dependency on
1994 and 18779 and from 7954. LATERing bug.
Keywords: verifyme
Moving out to the future, reassigning to buster.
Resolution: LATER → ---
Target Milestone: M20 → Future
Assignee: troy → buster
(Troy is no longer working on Mozilla...)
Removing dependency on HTML metabug. This is not a requirement for full HTML4
support, really.
No longer blocks: html4.01
Keywords: verifyme
Keywords: mozilla1.1
Depends on: 75185
No longer depends on: 1994
Whiteboard: [Hixie-P5]
I'm don't know if there is a separate bug for this. It seems related to this.

<a href="foo.html><img src="foo.jpg"></a>

At the moment links like that become lost if image is not present or incomplete.
It would really help if in this case image name minus extension was used as alt
text, if imagefile metadata is not available/present.
I think this is a highly visible thing and should be fixed the sooner - the better.

Is there a bug filed for using filename as alt text?
Build reassigning Buster's bugs to Marc.
Assignee: buster → attinasi
What textual information is there in an image? Is it really appropriate to use
it for the ALT text? This does not seem appropriate to me, but then I don't know
what the textual information in an image is all about!
Is this related to ALT tags not naturally appearing on the mouse-over of images?
 I still can't get the ALT tag to appear (as it does in every other browser). 
Weird.  Wondering if this is related and working on.
Assignee: attinasi → other
->Image: Layout
Assignee: other → jdunn
Component: Layout → Image: Layout
QA Contact: ian → tpreston
Depends on: iptc
Depends on: 167303, 232806
Assignee: jdunn → nobody
QA Contact: tpreston → layout.images
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
Product: Core Graveyard → Core
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