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table caption as a short description, @summary as a long description

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 17:26:44 +0000
Message-ID: <55687cf80902130926v1ef4f427lb5500f14dc0ab1d4@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Hi dan ,
in yesterdays HTML WG telecon you were questioning Gregory's idea of
@summary being a long descriptor and wondering where it came from:

"Each table may have an associated caption (see the
CAPTION<http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/tables.html#edef-CAPTION>element)
that provides a short description of the table's purpose. A longer
description may also be provided (via the
summary<http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/tables.html#adef-summary>attribute)
for the benefit of people using speech or Braille-based user
agents."[1]

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/tables.html#h-11.1
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with regards

Steve Faulkner
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