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Re: html 5 and accessibility issue

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 16:35:46 +0200
To: aurélien levy <aurelien.levy@free.fr>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.tuqn5wzb64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Sat, 30 Jun 2007 16:20:35 +0200, aurélien levy <aurelien.levy@free.fr>  
wrote:
> So if i understand you want test case like the table test case for  
> summary and longdesc

What is needed is problem descriptions and use cases that are free of  
mentioning specific technical solutions I think. After that research can  
be done to see how people solve these issues and what the best way for  
HTML is to address them. See also:

   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Jun/1052.html


A use case that could support the inclusion of summary= might be: "Being  
able to briefly describe the contents of a table in a way that people who  
have difficulty in understanding the table can access it, but that it's by  
default not visible."

Another use case might be: "Being able to give an indication to the user  
agent in some way that the table is not a data table but intended for  
layout so that it doesn't try to extract meaning out of it." I'm not sure  
if this use case is appealing though given that we don't want people to  
use tables for layout, but it's just an example.


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Anne van Kesteren
<http://annevankesteren.nl/>
<http://www.opera.com/>
Received on Saturday, 30 June 2007 14:36:01 UTC

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