I have to admit I struggle with how much description of an image is useful; I try to describe the same aspects I would try to draw a sighted user's attention to. I confess I do sometimes try to inject a little humor but I hope in a way that is as relevant to people who need the description as people who don't.
Actually, even xkcd doesn't use alt text for the ester egg. It uses title text, which is a different HTML attribute.
Not sure about Pleroma, but Mastodon unfortunately treats alt text and title text as the same thing :/
@Wolf480pl Huh. I'm pretty sure the wiki calls it alt text. In fact, I think the title text itself has called itself alt text once or twice? Seems like Randall would know the difference
@socalledunitedstates which wiki?
From what I've seen, explainxkcd.com has always referred to it as title text.
Also, just checked the HTML source of the latest xkcd, and it's title="..."
Hmm... apparently Randall calling it wrong is a known issue:
@Wolf480pl I was thinking of explainxkcd, I guess I just misremembered!
@socalledunitedstates xkcd actually has full image descriptions, plus a text that is displayed when hovering over the image
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