feature request: HTML5 implement alt="" as role=presentation - by StevenFaulkner

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ID 899541 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 6/18/2014 5:04:42 AM
Access Restriction Public


The HTML spec[1] requires an img element with an empty alt (alt="") to be mapped to role=presentation

IE does not currently implement this (webkit does)[2], please do

test file http://stevefaulkner.github.io/html-mapping-tests/browser-tests/image.html 

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Posted by Cynthia Shelly [MSFT] on 11/14/2015 at 10:58 AM
Fixed in Edge 1511.
image element is removed from the UIA control view, just like presentation.
Posted by StevenFaulkner on 6/28/2014 at 1:03 AM
hi dave,

we are currently debating the appropriateness of the HTML spec requirement on this:

input from IE engineers welcome and appreciated
Posted by dstorey [MSFT] on 6/27/2014 at 3:31 PM
Re https://connect.microsoft.com/IE/feedback/details/895741/feature-request-add-support-for-role-none-in-aria-1-1 , I suppose this should map to role="none" if that is supported? Or is it better to keep it as role="presentation" as presumably until AT catches up?
Posted by Microsoft on 6/18/2014 at 6:23 AM
Thank you for your feedback!

We will be investigating this issue further.

Best Regards,
The Internet Explorer Team