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Re: Complex Table Examples

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2007 15:33:04 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0705291333p25dced99v7ce53483c8a068bb@mail.gmail.com>
To: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>

fyi...

> Comment by Ted Drake [1]
>
> Headers and summary are two attributes that suffer horribly from
> ignorance. I strongly feel that they'd be used more often if most
> programmers actually knew they existed.
>
> The table summary is an especially helpful attribute for screen
> readers.
>
> Here's an example of a complicated set of tables on Yahoo! Tech that
> use headers to make a product comparison grid usable for screen
> readers. It uses the headers and summary attributes.
>
> http://tech.yahoo.com/pc/1994298603,1994298640,1994303193,1994236700,
> 1991688186?full=yes#ytprodspecdiv
>
> I built this page originally. It wasn't easy but I feel the result
> was worth the effort.

[1] http://www.brucelawson.co.uk/index.php/2007/html5-microformats-accessibility-testing/#comment-143355

Laura
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