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

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Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 19:57:41 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=10481

           Summary: Default role of <IMG> should be "img"
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/content-models#annotation
                    s-for-assistive-technology-products-aria
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org
        Depends on: 10444


Spec currently says that <img> elements with a non-empty @alt, has 'no role' as
the default role.

However, it is common for user agents to treat the role of such img elements as
as having role="img".

A default to role="img" is also in line with the A11Y TF proposal:
http://www.paciellogroup.com/blog/misc/HTML5/aria-html5-proposal.html

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