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alt-text-include-filename

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    Description

    The rule determines if an alternative description for the image (alt attribute) contains a filename. Basically, it searches for the filename with following extensions:

    • apng
    • avif
    • bmp
    • gif
    • jpeg
    • jpg
    • png
    • svg
    • tif
    • tiff
    • webp

    Context

    Quite often the image contains an alternative description using only a filename. This doesn’t help to understand the image context for screen reader users as well as for search engines. Therefore we recommend to provide a meaningful description of what the image is about.

    How to fix it

    Avoid setting alt attribute with a filename for the image and instead provide a meaningful description of what the image is about.

    Techniques

    Not Applicable

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