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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 11:42:00 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80908070342w4071c417ub362d593a3cda335@mail.gmail.com>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
hi henri,
>Regardless of the reason why there's no record to be found, it would be
good if someone who was there could recount what lead to the addition of the
>summary attribute to HTML 4.0.
agreed, but I do not consider that the title attribute would ahve been
then or is now an appropriate container for summary  information of this
kind as i consider it would be annoying to many people if the summary
information was displayed whenever a user moved their mouse over the table.

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

> On Aug 7, 2009, at 12:32, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>
> >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,
>>
>
> Regardless of the reason why there's no record to be found, it would be
> good if someone who was there could recount what lead to the addition of the
> summary attribute to HTML 4.0.
>
> CCing wai-xtech, too. (The thread starts at
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Aug/0373.html )
>
> also discussions may well have occured without the use of the keyword
>> "summary" to  describe the resulting attribute.
>>
>
>
> I took this into account in my review of the archives.
>
>
> --
> Henri Sivonen
> hsivonen@iki.fi
> http://hsivonen.iki.fi/
>
>
>


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