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Re: Complex Table Examples

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2007 17:24:18 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0706011524y196161cr6a49d1d5d20aae8d@mail.gmail.com>
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>


> Posted by Gez on Friday, 1st June 2007 at 19:15:16

> There are also other tools
> that use the headers attribute - XStandard [1], arguably the most
> standards compliant WYSIWYG editor, automatically inserts the headers
> attribute to associate headers with data cells. Personally, I would
> rather it didn't, as it unnecessarily bloats the markup for simple
> data tables, but they've made the decision based on the fact that
> assistive technology traditionally has very poor support for the
> scope attribute, and very good support for the headers attribute. I'm
> also aware of a few companies that have style guides that insists
> that data cells are associated with their headers using the headers
> attribute for the same reason.

[1] http://xstandard.com/

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Friday, 1 June 2007 22:24:22 UTC

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