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Re: Current state of the summary discussion

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 13:18:14 -0600
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0912171118w502f5285if739e7683ce7e8b3@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Kliehm <martin.kliehm@namics.com>
Cc: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Martin,

> So it seems a main objection is that @summary metadata is hidden. It struck
> me that it is the same with the @datetime attribute of <ins> and <del>
> elements. The difference is that there's also the <time> element in case you
> prefer datetime to be visible.
>
> So for consistency, why don't we keep @summary which is also backwards
> compatible, and add something redundant like a <summary> element for people
> who want to make it visible or change the visibility using CSS? Thus
> everybody should be happy.

Some long term solutions along those lines are in the Wiki:
http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SummaryForTABLE#head-1d4cc386df3edd130dd677e056ba2bf98961145a

Best Regards,
Laura

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Laura L. Carlson
Received on Thursday, 17 December 2009 19:18:42 GMT

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