[Pmwiki-users] Image alt text
Tue May 18 18:40:25 CDT 2004
On Wednesday, 19 May 2004 11:20 AM, Patrick R. Michaud <pmichaud at pobox.com> wrote:
>Thus far it's just a case that we (I) haven't been able to come up
>with a good markup for alt text. IMO, it would also be nice if the
>same markup could be used for <acronym> and <abbr> text.
My preference: [alt text] after images and abbreviations.
>The latest thread on this discussion takes place starting around
>Some comments on existing suggestions:
>[Attach:... | alt text] and [http:... | alt text] have an
>unfortunate alias to other wiki systems that use that same syntax
>for providing the anchor link text--this is likely to seriously
>confuse people who have used other wikis.
I'd used this as a local customisation for
[TIAA|This is an abbreviation]
I agree that the alt text, acronym and abbreviation ought to use
the same wiki markup. For some reason, I don't find
TIAA[This is an Abbreviation]
as natural as the [...|...] markup option, which is a bit silly,
since one naturally writes
TIAA (This is an Abbreviation)
>Alt text can probably be done with WikiStyles; i.e.,
>%alt="alt text"% Attach:...
>but for some reason I haven't particularly liked that syntax.
Agreed. I don't like it for alt text either.
In all options, what happens with ' and " in the alt text? eg
a) if alt text contains ' and not ", alt="rock 'n' roll"
b) if alt text contains " and not ', alt='Play "Misty" for me'
c) if alt text contains ' and ", "You're fired!"
Or does it substitute the " entity?
>> John Rankin
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