W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-gl@w3.org > January to March 2000

Re: proposed clarification of TABLE caption, title, and summary for the techniques document

From: <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 09:44:48 -0600
To: W3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <85256874.00570D84.00@d54mta08.raleigh.ibm.com>

>Provide a few word description of the table with the "title" attribute.

PJ: I don't agree with also adding a "title" attribute, it is too redundant
and there are no examples of why it would be needed.  We are asking the
author, tools, and browser to do too much and loose them in the process.
Even if a browser rendered the "title" attribute, what would it add as far
as accessibility in addition to the surrounding text, caption, summary, and
table itself? "Title" attribute was not in the original techniques [1], why
add it now?

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-TECHS-19990505/#tables

Phill Jenkins
Received on Friday, 28 January 2000 10:52:07 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 16 January 2018 15:33:31 UTC