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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 02:04:55 +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.uvz46hhlidj3kv@simon-pieterss-macbook.local>
On Wed, 24 Jun 2009 01:50:00 +0200, Steve Axthelm <steveax@pobox.com>  
wrote:

>> 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.
>
> I disagree. Rolling summary into caption reduces options for both page  
> authors and for users of AT.

It doesn't seem like a great loss to me, but I might be wrong.


> As a developer, perhaps a developer who knows the preferences of users  
> of AT that frequent my site,

Seems like a pretty uncommon event...


> having summary separate from caption gives me flexibility in the way I  
> present information about tables.

How would you use this flexibility?


> I would submit that AT users also benefit from having them separate as  
> it affords them more granularity in user settings.

What settings?

-- 
Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 24 June 2009 00:05:51 UTC

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