Question: Can the Image Title and Alt Text Be the Same?

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Yes, an image's title and alt text can technically be the same. However, it's important to understand their different roles on a webpage.

An 'alt' attribute (alt text) is used within an HTML document to specify alternative text that is rendered when the element to which it is applied cannot be loaded. It also helps screen-reading tools describe images to visually impaired readers and allows search engines to better crawl and understand the image content.

The title attribute provides additional information and is displayed as a tooltip when a user hovers over the element.

While these attributes can contain the same content, it's generally recommended to use distinct, descriptive terms for each. The alt text should describe the image for those who cannot see it, while the title can provide additional context or details.

A simple example in HTML would look like:

<img src='image.jpg' alt='Cute brown puppy playing in the grass' title='Puppy playing at Central Park'>

In this example, the alt text describes the contents of the image, and the title provides a little more detail about where the photo was taken or what it might be related to.

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