Enh: option to display ALT text before images load




11 years ago
7 years ago


(Reporter: dking, Unassigned)



Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)




11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20070914 Firefox/
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X; en-GB; rv: Gecko/20070914 Firefox/

I would like an option (tucked away in about:config is fine) to display the <img>'s ALT attribute before the image has loaded, instead of the image-placeholder

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to page containing many images with ALT text

Actual Results:  
Before images load, they display an image-placeholder

Expected Results:  
I would like an option to instead show the ALT text for those images before they load

Some images will just never load or render. A server is too heavily loaded, an image is corrupted, the content-type is wrong, etc. Displaying the ALT text as early as possible is beneficial for these situations
This is a mass search for bugs that are in the Firefox General component, are UNCO, and have not been changed for 1000 days and have an unspecified version. 

Reporter, can you please update to Firefox 3.6.10, create a fresh profile, http://support.mozilla.com/en-US/kb/managing+profiles, and test again. If you still see the bug, please update this bug. If the issue is gone, please set the resolution to RESOLVED > WORKSFORME.
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01]


8 years ago
Hardware: PowerPC → x86
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 2010-11-01]
Version: unspecified → 3.6 Branch

Comment 2

7 years ago
I can confirm that this request still applies to current Firefox.  Whether it should get fixed I don't know, but confirming nonetheless.
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Mac OS X → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: 3.6 Branch → Trunk
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