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Re: summary="" in HTML5 ISSUE-32

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 11:39:37 +0000
Message-ID: <55687cf80902260339s3e8d72b2p49f84517106e6c84@mail.gmail.com>
To: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Cc: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
Thanks Simon,

"Now I just need a list of random pages that use summary... Ah, here
we go: http://canvex.lazyilluminati.com/survey/2007-07-17/analyse.cgi/tagattr/table/summary"

That is not a sample of random pages that use summary...


2009/2/26 Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>:
> On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:15:54 +0100, Steven Faulkner
> <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Another point to consider is that even if HTML5 included a visible
>> @summary, it should not mean that browsers should make the @summary
>> visible in HTML 4
> Yes it would. Browsers use the same code path for HTML5 as for HTML4
> content. At best you could make summary="" visible in standards mode but not
> in quirks mode, but I'd bet that would still "break" too many pages for
> browser vendords to be able to do (and we generally don't want to add more
> differences between the modes anyway). I've added
>  table:before { content:attr(summary); display:table-caption }
> to my user style sheet to see what it looks like. Now I just need a list of
> random pages that use summary... Ah, here we go:
> http://canvex.lazyilluminati.com/survey/2007-07-17/analyse.cgi/tagattr/table/summary
>> (or any non HTML 5 pages) pages as that would
>> contradict the HTML 4 spec would it not?
> Right, it would contradict HTML4.
> --
> Simon Pieters
> Opera Software

with regards

Steve Faulkner
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Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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