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Re: Caption@title instead of table@summary?

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:24:44 +0100
Message-ID: <499C98BC.6030805@malform.no>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Leif Halvard Silli 2009-02-18 22.15:
> Maciej Stachowiak 2009-02-18 18.53:
>> On Feb 18, 2009, at 3:39 AM, Joshue O Connor wrote:

> Even if captoin@title cannot be used, there are at least two more options:
> 
> 1. <summary> as child of <caption>.
>    (Could work for sighted users as well - activation via :hover or 
> :active). Screenreaders would jump to <summary> automatically.
> 
> 2. moving @summary from <table> to <caption>.
>    <caption summary="summary">caption</caption>.
>    Would screen readers recognise @summary if it was an attribute of 
> <caption> rather than of <table>?

I can now answer myself on this: Only the first option, <summary>, 
  can be considered compatible with e.g. Jaws.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 18 February 2009 23:25:28 UTC

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