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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:

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


Best Regards,

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 16 July 2007 19:54:25 UTC

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