referencing images from media library and Alt tag (3 posts)

  1. syncbox
    Posted 6 years ago #

    When uploading images to the general media library, no alt text is auto-generated, though title text IS (complete with dashes from the modified file name)...

    A title isn't required for validation... but an alt tag IS. That text should be put in both places or the alt field rather than just the title field...

    Is this a known bug?

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    It's not a bug. The alt attribute should never contain the image filename unless you are referencing, for example, an image file download. Added to which, some images may be considered purely decorative - with no informational value. In this situation, it is perfectly correct (and possibly even good practice) to use a null ("") alt text.

  3. syncbox
    Posted 6 years ago #

    But it doesn't add null alt text. If you validate, you'll have an error for every image where you do not MANUALLY add alt text. Hence a bug, imho.

    I'd be happy with a null alt text inserted.

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