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#48710 reviewing defect (bug)

PDF uploads are treated like images: empty alt attribute and PHP notices

Reported by: worddean Owned by: audrasjb
Milestone: 5.5 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: accessibility Cc:

Description

uploading a .pdf image in posts reads the following;
"this image has an empty alt attribute: its file name is.... .pdf"

I am a regular user since 1.5 versions of WP and this is my first bug, or error report. I tried downgrading, but it kept coming back error.

Change History (14)

#1 @audrasjb
6 months ago

  • Component changed from Posts, Post Types to Media
  • Focuses accessibility added
  • Owner set to audrasjb
  • Severity changed from major to normal
  • Status changed from new to reviewing

Hi @worddean, thank you for opening this ticket and welcome to WordPress Trac!

Self assigning for review.

#2 follow-up: @audrasjb
6 months ago

@worddean could you please clarify which editor you are using when the issue occurs. I can reproduce it in the Block Editor but not sure it's what you are talking about.

For the moment, the block editor is not able to use PDF thumbnails. Worth reporting the issue about the weird message in Gutenberg GitHub repository.

#3 in reply to: ↑ 2 @worddean
6 months ago

Replying to audrasjb:

@worddean could you please clarify which editor you are using when the issue occurs. I can reproduce it in the Block Editor but not sure it's what you are talking about.

For the moment, the block editor is not able to use PDF thumbnails. Worth reporting the issue about the weird message in Gutenberg GitHub repository.

This is an example - http://istartonmonday.com/?p=75520 - as when you post a .pdf it shows and then you click on it to download

#5 @afercia
6 months ago

  • Version 5.3 deleted

Seems to me after a page refresh (or navigating away and re-editing the post) there are also a couple PHP notices related to undefined index $image_meta['file']:

Notice: Undefined index: file in /srv/www/wordpress-develop/public_html/build/wp-includes/media.php 

on line 1535 and 1551. I can reproduce on 5.2 as well (haven't tested previous versions but it's probably there since 5.0?).

To start with, the media views shouldn't allow to select a PDF from the Image block, thus the attachment type should be filtered in the media modal.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #accessibility by afercia. View the logs.


6 months ago

#7 @afercia
6 months ago

  • Summary changed from 5.3 version - empty alt attribute to PDF uploads are treated like images: empty alt attribute and PHP notices

#8 @afercia
6 months ago

This ticket was discussed during today's accessibility bug-scrub: part of the issue was already reported upstream on the Gutenberg repository. Other parts of this issue relate to the core media instead and should be addressed in core.

Last edited 5 months ago by afercia (previous) (diff)

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5 months ago

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3 months ago

#11 @afercia
3 months ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.5

This ticket was discussed during today's accessibility bug-scrub: agreed this would be a nice fix for WordPress 5.5.

Reported also on the Gutenberg repo https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/issues/18593

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3 weeks ago

#13 @afercia
3 weeks ago

This ticket was discussed during today's accessibility bug-scrub. It would need some prioritisation from the Media team and a Media focus lead yet-to-nominate for the 5.5 milestone.

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21 hours ago

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