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Re: <summary> element and Issue 32

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 16:37:33 -0600
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa1001241437r1452e90bp7f82c1ea3cfb0e49@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>, HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Tab,

On 1/24/10, Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 2:50 AM, Laura Carlson
> <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am in favor of creating a <summary> element as it might be a long
>> term solution for issue 32. From Al Gilman's 6 Aug 2008 email "PFWG
>> WAI review of @summary for tabular data":
>>
>> "element content providing this info, *if linked by markup to the
>> table*offers growth to even better practice"
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Aug/0213.html
>>
>> Brainstorming long term possibilities in the Wiki:
>> http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SummaryForTABLE#head-1d4cc386df3edd130dd677e056ba2bf98961145a
>
> Would this be in opposition to using <summary> for <details>, or in
> support of it, like in the following:
>
> <table>
>   <caption>
>     <details>
>       <summary>Table Summary</summary>
>       foo foo foo
>     </details>
>   </caption>
>   …
> </table>

I don't know. The Accessibility Task Force has not discussed <summary>
and your message didn't show up on the a11y list. So I am passing it
on for their information, input, and advice.

Thanks.

Best Regards,
Laura
-- 
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Sunday, 24 January 2010 22:38:10 GMT

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