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changing summary values as a result of script changes to TABLE

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <oedipus@hicom.net>
Date: Mon, 1 Mar 2010 23:08:17 +0000
To: Shelley Powers <shelleypowers@burningbird.net>, public-html-a11y@w3.org
Message-Id: <20100301230402.M10720@hicom.net>
shelly powers wrote, quote:
> @summary as it exists now is scriptable. I imagine if the nature 
> of the table structure changed dynamically, the @summary 
> attribute could be updated.

or so one would think -- i have long maintained that if a table's 
content or dimensions change as a result of a script then that 
script is correspondingly responsible for communicating changes in 
content and dimension by updating the summary value for the table
and assigning it an "assertive" politeness level, but developers 
have continually told me that it is an unfair burden on authors of 
script-mutatable tables

CONSERVATIVE, n.  A statesman who is enamored of existing evils,
as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to replace them 
with others.         -- Ambrose Bierce, _The Devil's Dictionary_
             Gregory J. Rosmaita, oedipus@hicom.net
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