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[Bug 14150] I am a photographer as well as a hand-coding web designer. One thing that frustrates me is the duplicity between alt="" and title="" for photographs and photographers. For instance: <img class="thumbnail" alt="David Kyles" title="David Kyles Shock and Awe

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Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2011 22:09:48 +0000
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Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #6 from Silvia Pfeiffer <silviapfeiffer1@gmail.com> 2011-09-24 22:09:47 UTC ---
I don't follow you: if the author finds that the text description is relevant
to all viewers, they will put it on the page itself and use aria-describedby to
link to it rather than alt. By design @alt is only used to help users of
screen-readers.

BTW: some platforms also allow you to right-click and find out information
about the image with the text in @alt included.

It seems that all you are asking for is already possible.

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