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Re: Disambiguating @summary from a long descriptor

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 14:54:32 +0200
Message-ID: <4A34F308.2040107@malform.no>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
CC: joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Anne van Kesteren On 09-06-14 14.31:
> On Sun, 14 Jun 2009 14:20:38 +0200, Leif Halvard Silli

>> Test case with discussion:
>> http://malform.no/html5/caption+role
> 
> As I mentioned on twitter in not so many words, this is a fun
> example of incorrect invisible metadata (changed wrapping for
> email):

I enjoy cheering you up.

> ... <caption class="contentinfo" role="contentinfo"> 
> Alphabetically sorted table name of persons with their age. 3
> columns: Firstname, Lastname and Age.</caption> <tbody> <tr> 
> <th>first</th> <th>last</th> <th>age</th> </tr> <tr> ...
> 
> The English used does not seem grammatically correct 

May Shakespeare and the English queen forgive me. (I added the 
word "with" in the demo.)

> and the
> identified column headers in the summary do not match the
> actual headers.

Huh? I think you are overeager. Isn't it your view that each <th> 
represents a column? Then there are 3 columns. Identified 
correctly in the summary.  Per HTML 4, these 3 columns make up a 
colgroup: "all tables contain a single implicit colgroup"[1][2]

Any difference in the HTML 5 draft that I missed?

You must add some words if you want me to understand ...

> (I also think the table is simple enough that it does not
> warrant a summary.)

That might be. Please note that it is mostly a technical demo.

[1] 
http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/struct/tables.html#h-11.2.4
[2] 
http://www.ferg.org/section508/accessible_tables.html#contents_item_6.2.6
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leif halvard silli
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