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

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Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2010 08:59:18 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10481


steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
                 CC|                            |faulkner.steve@gmail.com
         Resolution|WONTFIX                     |




--- Comment #2 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>  2010-09-08 08:59:18 ---
(In reply to comment #1)
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> Status: Rejected
> Change Description: no spec change
> Rationale: For most images, role=img is unsuitable, because the <img> doesn't
> represent an image, but something else (e.g. text as part of a link).

2 questions:
1. Can you provide data to back that up?
2. does this mean that a user agent that maps an <img> to a role="img" by
default is non conforming?

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