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Re: How did the summary attribute become part of HTML 4.0?

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 10:32:55 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80908070232i48593492q997512dd103871c8@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
>The vast majority of WAI lists didn't yet exist at the time.

which may well be a reason why the info is not captured, also discussions
may well have occured without the use of the keyword "summary" to  describe
the resulting attribute.

regards
stevef

2009/8/7 Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>

> On Aug 7, 2009, at 12:16, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>
>  I'll review WAI archives.
>>
>
>
> Discussion on http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-hc/ starts after
> summary was already in an HTML 4 draft.
> I find nothing about table summaries on
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/ from the time before
> summary was in an HTML 4 draft.
> As far as I can tell, the messages on
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-wg/ from the time prior to the
> introduction of summary don't discuss the problems with the title attribute
> and don't contain the word 'summary'.
>
> The vast majority of WAI lists didn't yet exist at the time.
>
>
> --
> Henri Sivonen
> hsivonen@iki.fi
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
>
>
>


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