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Quick Tips: Tables

From: Karl Hebenstreit, Jr. <karlhjr@home.com>
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 10:25:44 -0400
Message-ID: <37909267.A6A0D908@home.com>
To: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
CC: karl.hebenstreit@gsa.gov, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
KH:  For tables, I really think Wendy's phrase below:  "make sure each cell is
readable on its own" is a key point.
PROPOSAL:  Tables.  Make line-by-line, cell-by-cell reading sensible.
Summarize.

Wendy A Chisholm wrote:

> >For clarification purposes on Tables, what is your opinion of the use of
> tables
> >in the Main Menu page of my site? I use multi-column tables at the top and
> >bottom (with the top menu embedded in a subform if there's any difference)
> >http://w3.gsa.gov/web/m/cita.nsf
> >
> Seem fine to me.  Using Jaws and tabbing between links I am able to read
> each line fine.
> in a sense, this is "line-by-line, single column"  not because of the
> visual display but how my tools allow me to interact with it. we're really
> saying "make sure each cell is readable on its own."
>
> --w
>
> >FYI -- I haven't had a chance to look at Notes/Domino R5 yet, but I've seen
> >demos where they are adding multiple options for tables, such as showing a
> row
> >at a time.
> >
> >____________________Reply Separator____________________
> >Subject:    Re: Status of Quick Tips revisions
> >Author: "wendy a chisholm" <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
> >Date:       07/16/1999 10:35 AM
> >
> >My comments prefixed with WC::
> >
> >>PROPOSAL: "Frames. Label with the _title_ or _name_ attribute."
> >>OR PROPOSAL: "Frames. Use _noframe_, and _title_ or _name_ attribute. (NB:
> >>"noframe" would be in small caps)
> >>
> >WC:: I like the second proposal.  This technique is included in checkpoint
> >6.5, which is P2.
> >We've recently found that at least one browser for PalmOS acts like older
> >text-based browsers: it give you
> >a blank screen rather than a list of frame names.
> >
> >>Tables. Make line-by-line reading sensible. Summarize.
> >>
> >WC:: proposal:  Tables. Make line-by-line, single column reading sensible.
> >Summarize.
> >however, i don't feel strongly about this, because if the line-by-line
> >reading is sensible, it is most likely in a single column.
> >
> >>PROPOSAL??: Check your work. Validate. Use evaluation tools, WCAG
> >>guidelines and checklist www.w3.org/TR/WAI-WEBCONTENT.
> >>
> >WC:: yes, I like this.
> >
> >--wendy
> >
> wendy chisholm
> human factors engineer
> trace research and development center
> university of wisconsin - madison, USA
Received on Saturday, 17 July 1999 10:26:26 GMT

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