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Change proposal for @summary 2011

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2011 15:45:52 +0100
Message-ID: <4E1323A0.6020204@cfit.ie>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, wai-pf-pf@w3.org
Hi y'all,

I have written a change proposal for the retention of the @summary
attribute (as per my action item).

Summary

The current editor's draft lacks a conforming way to provide a
non-visual, accessible table summary mechanism for non sighted users of
Assistive Technology. The status of the summary attribute in HTML 5 is
that it is obsolete. [1]

In order to support the many users of older Assistive Technology, as
well as current user agent support for @summary this change proposal:

Makes the summary attribute fully conforming and not obsolete in HTML 5.

The full CP can be found here [1]

Comments, brickbats etc welcome.

Cheers

Josh

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/wiki/Category:Table_Summary
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