[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 17967] New: image ALT text not shown when image loading is disabled

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Thu Mar 20 07:00:18 PDT 2008


           Summary: image ALT text not shown when image loading is disabled
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 526+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Layout and Rendering
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: alan-jenkins at tuffmail.co.uk

This is the ALT attribute of the IMG tag.

The HTML specification implies that this text should be shown to users "who
have configured their graphical user agents not to display images"

Firefox and Opera do this; WebKit should do so too.  It's a useful feature for
limiting bandwidth requirements.  Personally I found it very useful when
browsing Ubuntu's Launchpad over dialup and though HTTPS.

I have reproduced this bug in svn r31157 on linux, both Qt and Gtk ports.  The
bug is in core code, not platform specific.

This is a longstanding bug from KHTML which has yet to be fixed in WebKit.
Also at Kubuntu Launchpad <https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/136348>.
Also at KDE bugzilla <http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=145224>.

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