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Bug 8186 - double captions just as bad as none for non-visual users
double captions just as bad as none for non-visual users
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 368
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Low minor (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-12-07 17:54 UTC by Dan Jacobson
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:41 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dan Jacobson 2006-12-07 17:54:00 UTC
Sorry to be a bore as this has surely been reported. Every page with
images has this problem:
$ w3m -dump|grep mascot
Tux, the Linux mascot.
Tux, the Linux mascot.

In the past we campaigned for alt="..." for readers who do not
download images. But now we get it twice instead of none. Just as bad.

Why not just have alt="Image:Tux.svg" instead of repeating the

Or do something fancy in stylesheets for visual users, and leave the
basics non-doubled for non-visual users.

This doubled caption effect of yours means that you do not pass even
the most basic of web accessibility tests! (others yes, but not the
most basic.)
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-12-07 22:37:03 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 368 ***

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