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Bug 24544 - Watchlist tab empty (no alternative text) when loading images is off
Watchlist tab empty (no alternative text) when loading images is off
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: accessibility
Depends on:
Blocks: 367
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Reported: 2010-07-26 10:05 UTC by Danny B.
Modified: 2013-04-05 17:05 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Danny B. 2010-07-26 10:05:49 UTC
1) Inaccessible for visually impaired: There's no link text to be read. (The inner span has display: none;.)

2) Inaccessible even for common users: If images are off, noone can spot "(un)watch" tab. Again, there's no text to fallback.
Comment 1 Derk-Jan Hartman 2010-07-26 15:32:35 UTC
If the image wasn't a background image, but a real <img> tag, the alt attribute could be used.
Comment 2 Derk-Jan Hartman 2010-07-31 16:34:41 UTC
For me using VoiceOver, the title attribute of the watchlist item is spoken btw. I am told:

ting (audio indicating a link), then "Add this page to your watchlist [w]", I'm guessing we don't really need feedback to pronounce the current status of the watchtlist, if we already have the link to give feedback.
Comment 3 Derk-Jan Hartman 2010-07-31 16:39:36 UTC
Oh, and r69317 removes the "display:none" from the watch span it seems. At least from what I can see on the prototype. Is that any better ?
Comment 4 Maria Schiewe 2011-02-23 14:12:11 UTC
I would say that this bug is indeed fixed with the revision Derk-Jan posted. Danny can you cross-check please?
Comment 5 Jan Paul Posma 2011-04-22 15:24:40 UTC
I can confirm this is still a problem: until recently my mobile provider heavily compressed data, which sometimes led to failure in displaying of images. In such an event the watch tab was not displayed. I'll look into this.
Comment 6 Bugmeister Bot 2011-08-19 19:12:53 UTC
Unassigning default assignments.
Comment 7 Andre Klapper 2013-04-05 17:05:43 UTC
The watchlist tab is accessible with Orca 3.2 Screenreader and Firefox 18 on Fedora - it's read.

It's still valid that nothing is displayed instead of the star when loading images is switched off, hence updating summary.

With regard to comment 5, for general issues with loading images please file a separate report.

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