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wbelvin

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Re: Alt Tag
Posted: 04-Apr-2019 13:06   in response to: Laza in response to: Laza
 
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I usually keep the title field short such as such as "Senior Rowing River" whereas in the comment field I use a fuller description such as "Active senior man in a regatta rowing shell on the Thames". The ALT tag currently looks like "Senior Rowing River Active senior man in a regatta rowing shell on the Thames" which contains some duplication and without a period or dash between the title and comment seems awkward.

By not including the title I can exactly control what's in the alt tag. That said, I can work with including both but there would be some repetition.

Edited by: wbelvin on 04-Apr-2019 13:15
jGromit

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Re: Alt Tag
Posted: 04-Apr-2019 14:25   in response to: wbelvin in response to: wbelvin
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wbelvin wrote:
The ALT tag currently looks like "Senior Rowing River Active senior man in a regatta rowing shell on the Thames" which contains some duplication and without a period or dash between the title and comment seems awkward.

Since this text is never displayed, "awkward" doesn't really matter, does it? Search engines don't issue "style points."
wbelvin

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Re: Alt Tag
Posted: 04-Apr-2019 14:40   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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Agreed but a screen reader would find it awkward. Of course I am much more interested in SEO than screen readers.
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