[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 173870] New: Safari should use TITLE tag if ALTTXT tag is missing or null or blank. An example follows...

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Tue Jun 27 02:56:13 PDT 2017


            Bug ID: 173870
           Summary: Safari should use TITLE tag if ALTTXT tag is missing
                    or null or blank. An example follows...
           Product: WebKit
           Version: WebKit Nightly Build
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Accessibility
          Assignee: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
          Reporter: hopewell at hopewell.org.uk
                CC: webkit-bug-importer at group.apple.com

I am blind and so use VoiceOver for all access. Using VoiceOver and Safari on Mac OS  (latest El Capitan) and latest IOS renders some icons in a frequently used web site as "index.php". Viewing the same web site using Chrome on Mac OS renders these icons with sensible text. Further investigation shows that Chrome gets the text from the TITLE tag. Windows screen readers NVDA and WindowEyes with Firefox on Windows 7 also renders the TITLE tag for these icons. 

Do the following to show the problem.....

1. Start Safari and VoiceOver on Mac OS. 
2. Go to http://www.cfordu3a.org.uk/test_system/index.php 
3. Login with membership number 10 and password juice
4. Go to groups and then groups by title and then worm charming
5. Note that VoiceOver renders icons as "index.php" 

Now repeat the above using Chrome rather than Safari. You will see that the icons are rendered with sensible text.

Please note that this is similar to a much shorter bug I submitted in early June. That lacked the details on how to recreate the bug. I would have liked to update the previous bug but could not figure out how to do this.

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