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

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 01:18:30 +0200
To: "Steve Axthelm" <steveax@pobox.com>
Cc: "Shelley Powers" <shelley.just@gmail.com>, "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, "Sam Ruby" <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "HTMLWG WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uvz204xeidj3kv@simon-pieterss-macbook.local>
On Wed, 24 Jun 2009 01:12:40 +0200, Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>  
wrote:

> On 2009-06-23 Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:
>
>> How about the following statement?
>>
>> <caption> is read automatically when the table is encountered.
>> summary="" is read only on user request.
>
> That's entirely dependent upon the combination of browser/AT/user  
> settings (if any).
>
> With default settings, Jaws 10 reads summary automatically with both IE7  
> and FF3. I believe Window Eyes does the same but I'd have to test. Not  
> sure about other AT.

Thanks.

If this is the case, then it seems to me that the user agent does not need  
to be able to distinguish between caption and summary, and thus <caption>  
can be used for both purposes.

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Tuesday, 23 June 2009 23:19:22 UTC

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