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

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2008 15:09:57 +0300
Cc: James Craig <jcraig@apple.com>, Al Gilman <alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org, Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Message-Id: <0C3761D3-715F-45DA-894D-39223B4889CA@iki.fi>
To: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie

On Sep 23, 2008, at 10:19, Joshue O Connor wrote:

>> It is my understanding that @headers, while valuable, is almost  
>> never used. Like the long-term longdesc testing, has there been any  
>> attempt to determine where and how often @headers is used?
> While I don't have figures etc at my disposal to indicate use I can,  
> at least, say that @headers/id certainly are used for the creation  
> of accessible data tables and are a method I would recommend to my  
> clients when I audit their websites.

For the use cases your clients have, would it be necessary to use/ 
recommend headers/id if browsers implemented the Smart Headers  
algorithm Ben mentioned and reported those associations to AT?

Henri Sivonen
Received on Tuesday, 23 September 2008 12:10:59 UTC

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