[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #30180: wp_get_attachment_image_src does not return alt or meta

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#30180: wp_get_attachment_image_src does not return alt or meta
 Reporter:  joedolson                  |       Owner:  joedolson
     Type:  defect (bug)               |      Status:  accepted
 Priority:  normal                     |   Milestone:  4.6
Component:  Media                      |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                     |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  needs-testing needs-patch  |     Focuses:  accessibility

Comment (by joemcgill):

 Replying to [comment:9 joedolson]:
 > I think this is a great plan. A few questions come to mind:
 > Which attributes should we return?
 > ...
 > I'm inclined to think that it should only be the fields needed for the
 `img` element...

 Good question. I could see use cases for both, to be honest. A function
 that only returns an array of attribute values that can be used in `img`
 markup could keep the function lighter, but I could also see cases where
 knowing additional metadata (like which sizes are registered in the
 database with that image) could be valuable to JS front-ends that are
 using the information to do more complex calculations based on the result
 of API calls.

 However, a more advanced use case might be better addressed by a proper
 `WP_Image` API rather than speculating and trying to do too much here, so
 a function that returns attributes for the `img` element is probably a
 good starting point. With that being the case, I would suggest we name the
 function `wp_get_attachment_image_attributes()` (to match the name of the
 enclosed filter that would need to be maintained).

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/30180#comment:10>
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