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

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--- Comment #38 from Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>  2010-09-11 19:01:13 ---
(In reply to comment #37)
> (In reply to comment #36)
> 
> > But, per the current draft, you do need to specify role="img" to images with a
> > non-empty "alt" if you want them exposed as images to platform accessibility
> > APIs.
> 
> I cannot find this in the spec. Can you point out where this is specified?

I guess it's specified by omission, in that no default role is specified for
"img" with non-empty "alt", and given the editor closed this bug as WONTFIX, I
guess that's a correct interpretation. The spec could be clearer on this point,
for example by including "img" with non-empty "alt" in the list of "elements in
HTML [that] have no default role and no restrictions on what roles can be
applied to those elements".

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