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Re: function and impacts (was: @scope and @headers reform)

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 10:10:36 +0300
Cc: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <5A4FA0F6-4AB1-4DDB-9ECB-0A9B9985E639@iki.fi>
To: Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>

On Oct 4, 2008, at 20:12, Al Gilman wrote:

> Because, in terms of ground truth, it's not the same thing.  Only in  
> the appearances created by the literal reading of the markup terms  
> as mnemonic.
>
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Aug/0574.html


The distinction described in that email is probably too subtle for  
casual authors to get right. Do existing AT implementations make the  
distinction? How is the distinction conveyed to the user?

I'd go with something simpler: Cells that the author wants reported  
when the user queries another cell for its headers should be marked up  
as <th>. Is it common that the author wouldn't want these cells to be  
styled distinctly in the visual presentation? And if it is common, is  
it better to solve the mismatch by overriding associations or by  
overriding visual style?

-- 
Henri Sivonen
hsivonen@iki.fi
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
Received on Monday, 6 October 2008 07:11:19 UTC

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