[wp-hackers] The alt tag

Podz podz at tamba2.org.uk
Wed Feb 15 16:46:26 GMT 2006

Jason S. wrote:
> Podz wrote:
>> http://wordpress.org/support/topic/61228?replies=2#post-326996
>> Poster wants to use images as links. She can't see a way to add alt or
>> title attributes to the images and the lack of an alt tag means that WP
>> is outputting invalid xhtml.
>> Or are we both missing something ?
>> Having had a look at that page (mine is much abbreviated) in 2.0.1, it
>> would seem in need of an overhaul as I'm sure that's not changed in a
>> very long time.
>> P.
> I'm going to give my feedback, but I want other's to answer first.
> If someone knows THAT MUCH about specifications and the like, it it
> impossible for them to click the 'HTML' button in the toolbar and
> manually enter in the alt tag?

Sorry - I should have been clearer
Options > Links > Add Link

I've played more though and it's not that WP's code is off. It's that
the page in question is poor.

The 'Link Name' becomes the alt tag if an image is used.
The 'Short description' serves as both the title tag and the words that
appear under the link when output.
The 'Notes' does something ?

So right now with default calls, she can have images with a title and
the words underneath, or images but no titles. And the Name = alt tag
could do with clearing up ?


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