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

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Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 12:52:41 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10481





--- Comment #27 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>  2010-09-10 12:52:40 ---
(In reply to comment #26)
> (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?

in firefox and IE yes on windows . its not possible to check on the other
browsers as they don't expose the accessibility API information well.

In safari 5 on Mac OSX <img alt=""> is not exposed as an image.

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