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

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--- Comment #42 from John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>  2010-09-11 20:18:40 ---
(In reply to comment #41)
> 
> I'm sympathetic to Ian's concern to avoiding cluttering speech/text/braille
> renderings with irrelevant information,

Which poses a larger questions: is this a solution in search of a problem? Has
this ever been reported as a problem?

> but I agree with you (comment #5) that
> discarding the information that "img" is an image is unsafe and I agree with
> Shelley (comment #22) that it's inconsistent with how "img" itself is now
> defined.

+1

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