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From: Michael Smith via cvs-syncmail <cvsmail@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 01:46:48 +0000
To: public-html-commits@w3.org
Message-Id: <E1QABdw-0007yw-Nl@lionel-hutz.w3.org>
Update of /sources/public/html5/spec
In directory hutz:/tmp/cvs-serv30608

Modified Files:
	spec.html tabular-data.html 
Log Message:
apply wg decision (whatwg r6006)

[updated by splitter]


Index: tabular-data.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /sources/public/html5/spec/tabular-data.html,v
retrieving revision 1.1022
retrieving revision 1.1023
diff -u -d -r1.1022 -r1.1023
--- tabular-data.html	13 Apr 2011 19:46:56 -0000	1.1022
+++ tabular-data.html	14 Apr 2011 01:46:46 -0000	1.1023
@@ -395,22 +395,23 @@
   <p>The <code><a href="#the-table-element">table</a></code> element takes part in the <a href="#table-model">table
   model</a>.</p>
 
-  </div><p>Tables must not be used as layout aids. Historically, some Web
-  authors have misused tables in HTML as a way to control their page
-  layout. This usage is non-conforming, because tools attempting to
-  extract tabular data from such documents would obtain very confusing
-  results. In particular, users of accessibility tools like screen
-  readers are likely to find it very difficult to navigate pages with
-  tables used for layout.</p><p class="note">There are a variety of alternatives to using HTML
-  tables for layout, primarily using CSS positioning and the CSS table
-  model.</p><div class="impl">
+  </div><p>Tables should not be used as layout aids.
 
-  <p>User agents that do table analysis on arbitrary content are
-  encouraged to find heuristics to determine which tables actually
-  contain data and which are merely being used for layout. This
-  specification does not define a precise heuristic.</p>
+  Historically, many Web authors have tables in HTML as a way to
+  control their page layout making it difficult to extract tabular
+  data from such documents.
 
-  </div><p>Tables have rows, columns, and cells given by their descendants.
+  In particular, users of accessibility tools, like screen readers,
+  are likely to find it very difficult to navigate pages with tables
+  used for layout.
+
+  If a table is to be used for layout it must be marked with the
+  attribute role="presentation" for a user agent to properly represent
+  the table to an assistive technology and to properly convey the
+  intent of the author to tools that wish to extract tabular data from
+  the document.</p><p class="note">There are a variety of alternatives to using HTML
+  tables for layout, primarily using CSS positioning and the CSS table
+  model.</p><p>Tables have rows, columns, and cells given by their descendants.
   The rows and columns form a grid; a table's cells must completely
   cover that grid without overlap.</p><div class="impl">
   <p class="note">Precise rules for determining whether this

Index: spec.html
===================================================================
RCS file: /sources/public/html5/spec/spec.html,v
retrieving revision 1.1439
retrieving revision 1.1440
diff -u -d -r1.1439 -r1.1440
--- spec.html	14 Apr 2011 00:47:49 -0000	1.1439
+++ spec.html	14 Apr 2011 01:46:46 -0000	1.1440
@@ -367,7 +367,7 @@
     <a href="Overview.html">single page HTML</a>,
     <a href="spec.html">multipage HTML</a>,
     <a href="author/">web developer edition</a>.
-This is revision 1.4828.
+This is revision 1.4829.
    </p> 
      <p class="copyright"><a href="http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/ipr-notice#Copyright">Copyright</a>
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