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Re: TABLE: example that works

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 17:02:31 -0400 (EDT)
To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9905211701010.30893-100000@tux.w3.org>
Well, sort of. People can use plain text files too (assuming they can do
their own navigation construction). Proper access to a table (a la
w3/emacspeak) is not even the same thing as a PRE.

charles

On Fri, 21 May 1999, Al Gilman wrote:

  This one goes in the hopper for discussing techniques for alternative pages
  for tables.
  
  PRE, sigh.  But people can use it.
  
  Al
  
  >Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 7:20:45
  >Subject: [webwatch] Re: on line transit schedules
  >To: "webwatch" <webwatch@telelists.com>
  >From: "Kelly Ford" <kford@teleport.com>
  >List-Unsubscribe: <mailto:leave-webwatch-15831W@telelists.com>
  >Reply-To: "webwatch" <webwatch@telelists.com>
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  >
  >Hi,
  >
  >For one example of what seems to me to be a reasonably friendly transit 
  >schedule visit:
  >
  >http://www.tri-met.org/schedule/w/t1109_0.htm
  >
  >or
  >
  >http://www.tri-met.org
  >
  >for the main starting point of the web site.
  >
  >The schedule lists six time points down the left side of the screen and 
  >then six times that the bus will be at that point.
  >
  >This pattern is repeated down the page as many times as necessary.
  >
  >The challenge of displaying any information that is columnar in nature is 
  >not an easy one to meet.  However, once folks know what happening on these 
  >pages I've found that the vast majority can effectively use them.
  >
  >Kelly
  > 
  

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