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Re: Current state of the summary discussion

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2009 04:20:26 -0600
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0912190220n43a8dc10mceaef056659c9e55@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Ian,

On 12/18/09, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Dec 2009, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>> Ian Hickson, Sat, 19 Dec 2009 01:29:19 +0000 (UTC):
>> >
>> > What would <summary> do?
>>
>> 1) It would make the table summary programmatically detectable for AT.
>> According to WCAG 2.0 it is important that the table summary is
>> programmatically detectable.
>
> Isn't that handled adequately by ARIA?

That question gets back to the length and ultimately the purpose of
the summary attribute. Some confusion has existed about both.

Gez wrote an excellent explanation last June.
http://juicystudio.com/article/purpose-of-the-summary-attribute.php

Best Regards,
Laura
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Laura L. Carlson
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