# Display image description as tooltip

Could a tooltip with the image description

![enter image description here][1]

be displayed when hovering over an image? This would make additional use, next to the one for visually impaired...

• ... and don't forget xkcd... – draks ... Aug 21 '13 at 20:43
• Does this mean I need to go back and fill in all the image descriptions that I've neglected in the past? Ouch! – robjohn Aug 21 '13 at 20:45
• @robjohn let's have it optional. – draks ... Aug 21 '13 at 20:46
• Perhaps we should display it if the description is anything but blanks (standard) or "enter image description here" (for slackers like me). – robjohn Aug 21 '13 at 20:49
• @robjohn sounds great... – draks ... Aug 21 '13 at 20:53

Just add hover text in parentheses:

[1]: http://i.stack.imgur.com/..... (hover text)


or in quotation marks:

[1]: http://i.stack.imgur.com/..... "hover text"


Like this:

There's a good reason to have alt-text and hover-text as separate attributes: one is intended for users who don't see the image, the other for those who do.

• thank you so much... – draks ... Aug 22 '13 at 7:53
• Can it be made to work for segments of text? Like, if "ZFC" is typed in an answer and you want a tooltip that reads "Zermelo-Frankel with axiom of choice"? Failing that, can you have a link that goes nowhere? – Ross Presser Nov 2 '18 at 20:20