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[Bug 10481] Default role of <IMG> should be "img"

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Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 20:46:02 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10481

Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com> changed:

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--- Comment #55 from Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com> 2010-10-13 20:46:01 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #53)
> Adding tracker request to this bug, the default role of <img> should be img. It
> is mapped as such in every browser and no browser vendors have indicated they
> will change this.

<img> has been mapped to the MSAA role 'graphic' in IE since the the 1990s, and
is the same in Firefox.  AT products rely on this.  There is not a compelling
case here for breaking backward compatibility.

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