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Re: More on <CAPTION> element etc

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2007 14:07:15 +0100
Message-ID: <467A7803.8070307@cam.ac.uk>
To: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie
CC: public-html@w3.org

Joshue O Connor wrote:
> Ben Boyle wrote:
>>> But if use something outside the <table>, something other than
>>> table@summary, then that information isn't explicitly associated with
>>> the table (and it becomes more difficult for AT to make that
>>> association). 
> 
> The CAPTION element is supposed to do this but I have found its
> application to be hit and miss, for example the CAPTION element may be
> at the end of the table so the user may have already explored the table
> before they get to the caption. 

Seriously, non-visual UAs won't read out the caption before the table body, 
regardless of source order? I would expect <caption> to be the _first_ thing 
they would look at for a description of the table, irrespective of where it 
appears. Is there some reason this isn't done?

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