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

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Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 19:17:15 +0000
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John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu> changed:

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--- Comment #39 from John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>  2010-09-11 19:17:14 ---
(In reply to comment #38)
> 
> 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".

With all due respect Ben, the reason why this is comment #39 in an open bug is
in part because many people feel that it's an INCORRECT interpretation (guess)
by the editor, as many of the comments have documented.

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