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Re: Header cell in top left of data tables

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 10:13:19 +0000
Message-ID: <479C593F.1090900@cam.ac.uk>
To: Ben Boyle <benjamins.boyle@gmail.com>
CC: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>

Ben Boyle wrote:
> I have one question bugging me about table headers, algorithms and scope.
>
> Assume I am authoring a table and want it to be fully accessible. This
> table has both row and column headings ... as an example, imagine it's
> a TV guide and the columns represent hours in the day and the rows
> represent various channels (the data being what's on).
>
> It's the top left cell that bugs me.
>
> If it contains "Time" then it should be a <th scope="row">
> If it contains "Channel" then it should be a <th scope="col">
>
> How can this be unambiguous (to a UA) without @scope?
>   
AFICT it can't. I don't think anyone has suggested doing away with <th 
scope=""> though, so I'm not sure why that's a problem (except insofar 
as, even with <th scope> avaliable, many authors won't bother using it 
correctly).
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