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[Bug 10497] What happens to role of <img alt="non-empty"> inside a <figure role="img">?

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Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2010 17:54:48 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10497


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

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--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-09-07 17:54:48 ---
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Status: Did Not Understand Request
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: I don't understand. What problem is this solving? For non-visual
users, <img> is text, not an image, especially in a situation where there _is_
alternative text. Why would you want to taunt users by saying that it was an
image? Sure, there are cases where that might be appropriate, but those are the
cases where you can set role=img. Most of the time, in conforming documents,
the alt="" is going to be text that can replace the image, so that there is an
image is irrelevant.

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