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[Bug 10485] The img element with non-empty alt should default to the img aria role

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Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2010 17:12:36 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10485


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
                 CC|                            |ian@hixie.ch
         Resolution|                            |FIXED




--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-09-07 17:12:35 ---
ATs are wrong then. Most <img>s are not semantically images and it makes no
sense to call them out as images — they should just be replaced by their
textual alternatives.

I've added role=img as the default for <img> elements with no alt="" at all,
though, since those are more or less by definition specifically images.


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Status: Partially Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below
Rationale: see above

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