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[Bug 18438] The Table summary attribute

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Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2012 08:41:03 +0000
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https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=18438

Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> 2012-09-07 08:41:02 UTC ---
Devarshi, the @summary is has been obsoleted in HTML5, have you tried using a
method like aria-describedby or similar to see if this is a suitable
alternative?

(In reply to comment #0)
> I am not sure regarding the fate of the summary attribute. Nevertheless, came
> across a scenario (apologies if it is a duplicate):
> 
> ***A screen reader like JAWS will concatenate column headers and linearize the
> data cells. JAWS then presents this information in the table utility list***
> 
> When a summary attribute is applied, the problem seems to disappear.
> 
> -Devarshi

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