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[Bug 9214] Allow role="presentation" on img

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Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 02:28:45 +0000
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steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #10 from steve faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>  2010-03-24 02:28:44 ---
(In reply to comment #7)
> I don't understand why we would make:
>    <img role="presentation" src="img">
> ...valid (and implying alt=""), when we already have:
>    <img alt="" src="img">
> ...which is valid, means the same thing, and implies role="presentation". What
> is the benefit?

a point to consider:
role="presentation" on  <img> means the browser removes the <img> from
the accessible tree

alt="" is not removed by the browser, its left up to the assistive

tech to remove it from what it presents to the user.

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