The WordPress image uploader has come a long way. As of version 2.6, it's pretty advanced, with captions and what have you. But there are some crazy things which should be changed, and can be easily done so.
- There isn't a tick-box to choose whether you want to have a caption or not. There should be. If you want to specify an
altattribute, you've got to have a caption as well.
- Why is the caption the same as the
altattribute? If you're using a screenreader or text-only browser or what have you, you'll have the same thing read out twice!
- Why is the
titlecompulsory, but the
altnot? Surely it should be the other way round. The W3C makes an
altattribute compulsory for a reason, and why have it empty if the
titleis being used?
- Roughly how the set-up should be in my opinion: The "title" field, compulsory as ever, is used to specify what should go in the
altattribute. Then, there's a "description"/"caption"/whatever field, optional, used to set the
titleattribute, and - if the user checks the relevant box - the caption.
Please, please, please consider implementing these suggestions. It will make my WP experience so much better. It's the only bad thing about WP currently.