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Re: Use and abuse of @summary

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 11:56:02 +0000
Message-ID: <55687cf80902230356w62818020kd349ad7c44984dbf@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org
Hi patrick, good point, with which i concur with, I also disagree with
marking up layout tables with summary="", but as you pointed out all WCAG
2.0 techniques are advisory only.

regards
stevef

2009/2/23 Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>

> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 11:32 AM, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
> wrote:
>
>
> > It also doesn't seem to fit the description in WCAG2 about how to use the
> > summary attribute:
> >
> > "... to provide a brief overview of how data has been organized into a
> >  table or a brief explanation of how to navigate the table."
> >
> > http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/H73.html
>
> Worth noting that WCAG 2 techniques are advisory, rather than
> mandatory. Personally, I disagree with this technique's particular
> suggested use of summary for simple tables...and, as it's only
> advisory, that's fine...as long as i and my users are happy that the
> actual mandatory SC 1.3.1 is satisfied.
>
> P
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