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Re: headers attribute (was Re: Form elements)

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2007 14:20:19 -0700
Message-Id: <09D1DC25-3A20-407F-B140-ED4ACABD09D0@apple.com>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
To: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>


On Jun 2, 2007, at 2:01 PM, Leif Halvard Silli wrote:

>
> On 2007-06-02 22:20:55 +0200 Laura Carlson  
> <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 5/31/07, Schalk Neethling <schalk@alliedbridge.com> wrote:
>
>> Related quantity of cases blog comment by Ian Hickson:
>
>> If something is
>> rare, then it won't be supported. It really is that simple.
>
>> Related blog comment by Gez Lemon:
>> "...By definition, people with disabilities are a minority...
>
> Exactly.

In context, I think Ian was referring to rare authoring needs, not  
rare user needs. In particular, the example cited where scope would  
not adequately describe the table but headers would, is fairly  
obscure and not representative of the kinds of tables found on the  
web. An author might have the choice to lay out their table  
differently but a user would not, once the table is created.

I'm more interested in the impact on existing screen readers of scope  
vs. headers, since that will be more relevant to common tables.

Regards,
Maciej
Received on Saturday, 2 June 2007 21:20:40 UTC

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