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Re: summary="" in HTML5 ISSUE-32

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 12:52:49 +0000
To: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090227125249.GC19875@stripey.com>
David Poehlman writes:

> more than likely, what it [study of whether making summary visible]
> shows is not what it would show if the summary had been visible in the
> first place.

Quite.

And as such it may well turn out that making summary visible, even for
just the subset of tables that screen readers expose, isn't sensible.

Or it may be that -- even though it isn't what authors would've written
had they known about it -- it happens to be useful enough that it's
worth doing.

Simon
Received on Friday, 27 February 2009 12:53:31 GMT

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