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Re: Issues of @summary and use of data for "decisions"

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 13:29:40 -0400
Message-ID: <4A411104.2020300@intertwingly.net>
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
CC: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Laura Carlson wrote:
> Sam wrote:
> 
>> Data
> 
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SummaryForTABLE#head-46654c194f99ed943eb26573a6506818962826ee
> 
>> reason
> 
> Rationale: Why Summary Should Be Provided
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SummaryForTABLE#head-222af24a2b1dcdc3afe5e3036551b70f99cf232c
> 
> Rationale: Why Summary Should Not Be Provided
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SummaryForTABLE#head-2046cf917919f6d17e0ee7990238686702c17523
> 
>> use cases
> 
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SummaryForTABLE#head-4fd8f8462033b251ea8328b598d9482140ff3f1f
> 
>> potential long term solutions
> 
> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SummaryForTABLE#head-7e7bb8bc3b97dcfae6a5505e462027377b505834

This is all good stuff.  I remembered @summary => @aria-described-by => 
summary, but either forgotten or never fully understood that 
@aria-described by was not an appropriate solution.

Question:  is there consensus on a summary element being the right 
long-term solution?  If so, what is in the critical path to making that 
happen?  Why is @summary now so important to making that happen?

> Best Regards,
> Laura
> 
> --
> Laura L. Carlson

- Sam Ruby
Received on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 17:30:23 UTC

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