Bug 87408 - Image filename should be used as title (aka name alternative)
Summary: Image filename should be used as title (aka name alternative)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
Version:
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
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Keywords: accessibility
: 35628 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: a11y Images
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Reported: 2014-12-17 12:23 UTC by Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired)
Modified: 2019-01-18 15:06 UTC (History)
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Description Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2014-12-17 12:23:42 UTC
It would be useful to have a record of an image's filename that is inserted into a document and this can be done by putting the filename into an image's name alternative field.
Comment 1 Cor Nouws 2014-12-17 17:01:09 UTC
Nice idea - thanks.
Set to "Inherited from OOo": AFAICR this is as old as Metusalem
Comment 2 V Stuart Foote 2016-10-17 13:58:55 UTC
can't think of a downside--but probably should limit to just the filename and not retain its full path source or URI/URL

Pre-populating the alternative text field with filename (and extension) is reasonable and better than leaving it blank, but the field must remain editable for author to make the alternative more descriptive.
Comment 3 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-05-03 17:16:08 UTC
(In reply to V Stuart Foote from comment #2)
> can't think of a downside--but probably should limit to just the filename
> and not retain its full path source or URI/URL

Of course only the filename without path. :D

> Pre-populating the alternative text field with filename (and extension) is
> reasonable and better than leaving it blank, but the field must remain
> editable for author to make the alternative more descriptive.

Totally.
Comment 4 Yousuf Philips (jay) (retired) 2017-09-24 22:38:15 UTC
*** Bug 35628 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Christophe Strobbe 2018-10-22 15:01:25 UTC
Using the file name as a text alternative is a bad practice. Please consult the W3C's Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0: https://www.w3.org/TR/ATAG20/#gl_b23 (unfortunately, the document was never finalised).

The proper way of getting text alternatives is prompting for them. See feature request 39558: "ACCESSIBILITY: always prompt for text alternative when inserting picture to create accessible documents by default" at https://bugs.documentfoundation.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39558.