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: Randall also called it “title text” twice: [[442]], [[1045]]. —[[Special:Contributions/108.162.253.174|108.162.253.174]] 09:07, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
 
: Randall also called it “title text” twice: [[442]], [[1045]]. —[[Special:Contributions/108.162.253.174|108.162.253.174]] 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. {{unsigned|Accidus}}
 
: 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. {{unsigned|Accidus}}
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:: 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. [[Special:Contributions/172.68.26.23|172.68.26.23]] 12:14, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
  
 
Are there actually any comics without title text? If not, I propose removing the first "almost." [[Special:Contributions/172.68.34.4|172.68.34.4]] 20:54, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
 
Are there actually any comics without title text? If not, I propose removing the first "almost." [[Special:Contributions/172.68.34.4|172.68.34.4]] 20:54, 17 November 2017 (UTC)

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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. --173.245.51.212 20:55, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Randall also called it “title text” twice: 442, 1045. —108.162.253.174 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. 172.68.26.23 12:14, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Are there actually any comics without title text? If not, I propose removing the first "almost." 172.68.34.4 20:54, 17 November 2017 (UTC)