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Alt text on images


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superautomatic

Community Member, 53 Posts

22 October 2008 at 8:41pm

Edited: 22/10/2008 8:43pm

Hi,

I am using resized images in a couple of templates, and was wondering how to set the alt attribute on those.

I've extended the Page class with

static $has_one = array(
      'Photo' => 'Image',
   );

and I call the image in the template with:

<% if Photo %>
$Photo.SetWidth(130)
<% end_if %>

And thats all fine. But say I would like to use the image title (set in Files & Images) as the alt text for the image - How do I do that?

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ajshort

Community Member, 244 Posts

22 October 2008 at 8:58pm

Hey superautomatic,

You should be able to do something like this:

<% if Photo %>
   <% control Photo.SetWidth(130) %>
      <img src="$URL" alt="$Title"/>
   <% end_control %>
<% end_if %>

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superautomatic

Community Member, 53 Posts

22 October 2008 at 9:18pm

Thanks a lot for a quick response!

Your suggestion seems to work fine, except that $Title doesn't seem to be the name of the variable holding the image title (the alt field in the generated html is still blank).

So, anyone knows the name of the image title variable? (or where to find it in the documantation...)

/Jens