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

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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 12:27:06 +0000
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--- Comment #26 from Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>  2010-09-10 12:27:04 ---
(In reply to comment #25)
> (In reply to comment #24)
> > (In reply to comment #22)
> > > (In reply to comment #1)
> > > > 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).


>  leif wrote:
> >an empty @alt means that an <img>  is not represented as an image to AT users.
> 
> currently that is not strictly true, an <img> is still mapped to accessibility
> APIs as an image, AT use the alt="" as flag to indicate the image should not be
> announced to users.
> 
> In HTML5 alt="" is mapped to role="presentation" so AT will no longer be able
> to provide a choice to users as to whether they get an indication that an image
> is present or not.

So <img alt="" src="*"> as currently implemented maps to role="img", except
that isn't (by default) announced?

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