[whatwg] alt and title attribute exception

Philip Jägenstedt philipj at opera.com
Tue Jul 31 04:12:52 PDT 2012

On Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:48:52 +0200, Chaals McCathieNevile <w3b at chaals.com>  

> On Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:18:37 +0200, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj at opera.com>
> wrote:
>> AFAICT there's also no way to read the alt attribute on Opera Mobile.
> You mean title, right?
> (alt can be read by turning of image loading - although the famous bug  
> http://a11ybugs.org/bug-3.php (I know a few versions of it in Opera's  
> BTS) doesn't help).

I really did mean the alt attribute, I didn't try turning images off, just  
long-clicking... oops.

I suppose that if mobile browsers fix Bug 3 *and* fall back to the title  
attribute in the absence of an alt attribute then it would be OK to use  
title instead of alt, but I'm confused -- is falling back to title a Good  
Thing that people want browsers to implement, or is it just a quirk that  
some legacy browser had?

Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software

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