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Opened 2 years ago

Closed 21 months ago

#55077 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Explain the purpose of input fields like title and description when editing media

Reported by: jameskoster's profile jameskoster Owned by: antpb's profile antpb
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Media Keywords:
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:

Description

When you edit an entry in the Media Library the "Alternative Text" input has a description that helps interpret how the contents of that input will be used.

Title, Description, and Caption however offer no such clues. It is consequently unclear how important they are. A short description and/or link to documentation could help clear things up for folks.

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broken_media_description_link.png (61.6 KB) - added by hasanuzzamanshamim 23 months ago.
And the media description link (broken) needs to update.

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Change History (11)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
2 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Media
  • Focuses ui administration added

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-media by antpb. View the logs.


2 years ago

#3 @antpb
2 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 6.0
  • Owner set to antpb
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#4 @costdev
2 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 6.0 to 6.1

With 6.0 Beta 1 released yesterday, I'm moving this one to the 6.1 milestone.

@hasanuzzamanshamim
23 months ago

And the media description link (broken) needs to update.

#5 follow-up: @SergeyBiryukov
23 months ago

@hasanuzzamanshamim Hmm, the https://www.w3.org/WAI/tutorials/images/decision-tree/ URL works for me, does it not for you?

#6 in reply to: ↑ 5 @hasanuzzamanshamim
23 months ago

Replying to SergeyBiryukov:

@hasanuzzamanshamim Hmm, the https://www.w3.org/WAI/tutorials/images/decision-tree/ URL works for me, does it not for you?

Sorry! 😞 I just changed the IP address and it works for me, I think this address is somehow blocked by our country's ISP.

I will try to contact them to resolve the issue.

#7 @SergeyBiryukov
23 months ago

No worries, thanks for checking!

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-media by antpb. View the logs.


21 months ago

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-media by joedolson. View the logs.


21 months ago

#10 @antpb
21 months ago

  • Milestone 6.1 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

Given the fact that the description and caption render in different ways for different themes (and sometimes not at all) we discussed in the recent Media meeting that this may not be an enhancement that helps the media editing experience due to the dynamic ways these fields are used. Describing them in the media library also adds more text to an already admittedly confusing experience.

It's worth noting a point @joedolson mentioned in the meeting that the reason that the alt description is given so much attention in this modal is because the alt tag is literally the representation of the image when visually viewing a post is not possible.

With the above considered, we have decided to mark this ticket wontfix. If there are any objections please feel free to leave a comment. :)

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