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Bug 5416 - Please set the "title" property for the image on an image description page
Please set the "title" property for the image on an image description page
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
File management (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-03-31 18:39 UTC by David Benbennick
Modified: 2010-10-27 18:57 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description David Benbennick 2006-03-31 18:39:17 UTC
I noticed today that Google now indexes image description pages (see 
Unfortunately, Google Images still doesn't find anything useful (see
 I suspect the problem might be that on image description pages, the actual
<img> tag has no useful attributes.  Perhaps if the "title" attribute is set to
the image's title, that will encourage better search engine indexing.
Comment 1 Raimond Spekking 2007-09-13 07:25:35 UTC
With r25335 Tim set the title attribute for the <a> tag to the imagename, when a caption was not given by the user. Should we do this for the image description page too?

At the moment the rendered HTML looks like:

<a href="/wikitest/images/d/d3/imagename.jpg">
<img alt="Image:Imagename.jpg" src="/wikitest/images/thumb/d/d3/Imagename.jpg/1024px-Imagename.jpg" border="0" height="223" width="1024">
Comment 2 Derk-Jan Hartman 2010-05-26 20:34:00 UTC
It seems that both Bing and Google find plenty of relevant image results now. I don't think this bug is still an issue. We might consider closing it ?

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