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Re: Title attribute on images?


From: Birkir R. Gunnarsson
Date: Feb 8, 2020 3:39PM

What they might mean is that if the image has a title text that is
different from its alt text, you need to include both.
The alt text describes the image, the title text could provide context
for the image.
<img src="something.jpg" alt="painting of a downtrotten donkey"
title="overworked animals in Angola by Raymond Blah">
When the two are the same, only use either the alt or title attribute
(both are valid ways to expose a text alternative, though alt is
The above example is bad accessibility regardless, the text would not
be accessible to keyboard only users. We have <figure>/<figcaption>
for that.
So, I agree with Patrick, this is rubbish, but this is maybe what they mean.

On 2/8/20, Colleen Gratzer < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Thank you, Patrick.
> Amazingly enough, I Googled that paragraph and found several other sites
> saying the same thing verbatim, just parroting something they saw
> elsewhere without researching it. :/
> Colleen Gratzer
> Certified Branding Expert + Accessibility Specialist, Gratzer Graphics LLC
> https://gratzergraphics.com
> Design Mentor and Host of the Design Domination podcast
> http://creative-boost.com
> On 2/8/20 3:13 PM, Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
>> On 08/02/2020 20:12, Colleen Gratzer wrote:
>>> I just came across a site (and then others I found searching for that
>>> same text verbatim) that says:
>>> "According to W3C Accessibility Guidelines, for code to be considered
>>> W3C-valid, it is important to include both image alt text and image
>>> title text in the image for important images on the page."
>>> I have never heard this and cannot find anything supporting it. Which
>>> is correct?
>> It's rubbish.
>> P
> > > > >

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