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

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Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 22:41:01 +0000
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--- Comment #46 from Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>  2010-09-11 22:40:59 ---
(In reply to comment #45)
> Anyway, this is not getting us anywhere, the editor needs to clarify it and
> resolve this bug in some way. If his intent to not allow user agents to must
> not map <img alt="sometext"> as an image. Then he should declare this
> unambiguously in the spec.

That would indeed be good, but that's not really that this bug is about. This
bug assumes my reading of the spec and requests (I think pragmatically) that
"img" be assigned a default role of "img".

Clarifying what user agents should do for elements not listed in the ARIA
section really belongs in some other bug. "img" is not the only element to
which this applies. Other elements include: "html", "head", "body", elements
that occur inside "head", and most curiously "i".

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