Bug 35412 - Images should use Title in ALT parameter
Summary: Images should use Title in ALT parameter
Alias: None
Product: Lenya
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Site Management (show other bugs)
Version: 1.2.2
Hardware: Other All
: P2 enhancement
Target Milestone: 1.4
Assignee: Lenya Developers
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-06-19 02:19 UTC by solprovider
Modified: 2005-06-25 12:25 UTC (History)
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Description solprovider 2005-06-19 02:19:16 UTC
All Assets are required to have a Title.  The Title should be delivered whenever
an Asset is used.  This is required for ADA section 508 compliance, which
requires websites to be accessible by people with handicaps.  The Act can be
summarized as requiring all content to be delivered in a format that can be
spoken.  Lenya could be a great choice of software since the ability to deliver
content through multiple stylesheets allows great control when creating
text-only versions of a website.

A specific instance to gain ADA compliance is when IMG tags are generated, the
Title should be placed in the ALT parameter.  Other Assets should deliver the
Title as needed for their tags.

The easy answer is to fill the ALT tag with the Title when the page is edited.

A better implementation would store the Image in the content by ID (filename?),
then generate the tag during processing.  Then the ALT would be updated if the
Asset Title changes.  Nevermind, Lenya does not allow editing of Assets,
probably because the Title was useless-but-required data.  (This complements
another bugzilla I wrote about using Titles for choosing Images.  Users do not
care about filenames.)
Comment 1 Gregor J. Rothfuss 2005-06-25 20:25:35 UTC
this has been fixed