Talk:title text

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Everyone except this wiki calls it ‘alt-text’, Randall himself included. See XKCD 45. I vote for changing all occurrences of title text in this wiki to alt-text. -- 20:55, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Randall also called it “title text” twice: 442, 1045. — 09:07, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
The link doesn't give any evidence why calling this the 'alt text' is incorrect. But if you inspect the page source, you'll see Randall uses the 'title' attribute, rather than the 'alt' attribute for this purpose. -- Accidus (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)
This is because while a "title" shows up on mouseover, the "alt" shows up only if the image doesn't load, so you know what was supposed to be there. It'd be harder to cause the image not to load just to see a little extra joke. 12:14, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
Please stop writing in all-capitals in your edit summaries. It sounds like you're shouting. -- 08:33, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
This is also because the "alt" attribute is older than the "title" attribute and most browsers used to show the value of "alt" as a tooltip if no "title" was given. -- 08:33, 23 January 2018 (UTC)

Are there actually any comics without title text? If not, I propose removing the first "almost." 20:54, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

Is it possible to simulate title text on the wiki for pictures? ColorfulGalaxy ColorfulGalaxy (talk) 20:13, 11 December 2022 (UTC)

In what way? The standard comic-template already makes the title text an alt text (or whatever it is, tag-attribute-wise) to the image, if you hover/inspect the image. Which means a slow-loading page (whenever it's a bad connection) gives the placeholder TT and the subtitle TT, until the image is actually available. May depend upon browser/etc, but should be like that for most people. 20:12, 12 December 2022 (UTC)
Thanks, and what about title text for text? ColorfulGalaxy (talk) 07:48, 13 December 2022 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you even mean by that (unless it's that covered by the separate Transcript section), but you can ellucidate further if you wish. 23:46, 13 December 2022 (UTC)