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New technique: Check TABLE elements for valid CAPTION element (Technique 5.5.2 )

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 17:52:43 -0500
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Related to the previous message (technique 5.5.1 Check for a valid summary 
attribute, in response to Len's comments from [1] about 21 december version 
[2]), the WCAG group concluded that 5.5 applied also to the CAPTION 
element. Their conclusion was incorporated into the 11 February HTML 
Techniques for WCAG document 

I propose:
Technique 5.5.2 [priority 3] Check TABLE elements for valid CAPTION element
Discussion Status:
under discussion
Verify that the TABLE element should have a valid CAPTION element.
Example of a message to be displayed:
  This TABLE does not have a CAPTION: A table caption describes the nature 
of the table in one to three sentences. For example, "Cups of coffee 
consumed by each senator."
Repair Technique:
Allow the author to enter a CAPTION.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-er-ig/2000Jan/0059.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/IG/ert/ert-19991221.html

wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
madison, wi usa
tel: +1 608 663 6346
Received on Friday, 18 February 2000 17:48:43 UTC

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