Alternate text not used in language translation or search
The browser does not use alternate text when sending content to a language translation service or search service. For example, select content containing an image that has alternate text and use the Translate or Search feature.
A blank value is used in place of the image. This results in a loss of content and affects comprehension. This bug also does not encourage authors to use alternate text.
Render the following markup:
<h1>I <img src="heart.gif" alt="love" /> you!</h1>
Test page with the above markup.
The text "I you!" is sent to the translation or search service instead of "I love you!".
Firefox and Konqueror use alternate text in place an image during such operations.
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