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From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 15:55:23 -0600
Message-Id: <199903232151.PAA22695@staff2.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: <po@trace.wisc.edu>, "'GL - WAI Guidelines WG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
>2)      An idea that was floated was:       Layout tables use summary and
>data tables use captions.  To make them easier to differentiate.   Or if
>layout tables are marked in attribute or caption.. be sure to specify how to

It would help assistive technologies to be able to have a clear indication
if a table is being used for layout or data.  Some potential ways:

1. Limit the use of TH element to data tables
2. Limit the use of the CAPTION element to data tables
3. The SUMMARY attribute starts with the would "layout" or other key word
4. Something else

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Voice: 217-244-5870
Fax: 217-333-0248
E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
WWW:	http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
Received on Tuesday, 23 March 1999 16:51:21 UTC

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