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Re: 3.15 Tabular Data Review

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 14:54:10 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0707161254p7fab71cdye2d283d9f056bd42@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-html@w3.org

Debi Orton wrote:

>> I am also disappointed that attributes particularly useful to the
>> users of screen reading software are not included, specifically the
>> id attribute of the th element and the headers attribute of the td
>> element.  For complex or dense tables, these are almost required for
>> screen reader users to understand the context of individual table
>> cells.  I have seen arguments in the list that the scope attribute
>> can supply the same information, but that isn't currently true and I
>> don't know how the scope attribute can reliably be used to provide
>> the same context for screen reader users that is now provided by
>> using the id attribute of the th element in concert with the headers
>> attribute of the td element.

Simon Pieters wrote:
> This is an open issue.

Yes, it is:
http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/IssueTableHeaders

It may help to clarify in the spec that headers is as an open issue,
along with summary and longdesc.

http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SummaryForTABLE
http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/LongdescRetention

Best Regards,
laura

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Laura L. Carlson
http://www.d.umn.edu/goto/webdesign/
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