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Re: table-summary argument

From: Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 2009 18:19:31 +0000
Message-ID: <49888AB3.4070101@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>
CC: Larry Masinter <masinter@adobe.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

I cannot see (and I apologise for arguing with
my namesake) how including an attribute can
reasonably be assumed to automatically lead to
authors spending (or wasting, depending on your
point of view) time learning how to best exploit
it.  By providing an attribute, we are providing
a tool : we are not forcing (or even coercing)
anyone to use it.

(the other) Philip TAYLOR
Philip Taylor wrote:


> The most significant cost of including the summary attribute is likely 
> to be authors spending time learning about and writing summary values, 
> instead of spending that time on other accessibility features that 
> (according to the argument) have a much larger practical benefit to users.
Received on Tuesday, 3 February 2009 18:20:22 UTC

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