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Fwd: linearized tables

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2000 15:07:40 -0500
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>From: "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>
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>Subject: linearized tables
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>WCAG says
>5.3 Do not use tables for layout unless the table makes sense when 
>linearized. Otherwise, if the table does not make sense, provide an 
>alternative equivalent (which may be a linearized version). [Priority 2]
>This means that someone could use tables for layout in way that the page 
>makes no sense and is not usable by any of todays user agents... but still 
>get an A conformance rating, because this is only priority 2.
>For example, if there's a form laid out in a table with field labels on 
>the top row and corresponding fields on the bottom row.
>I think the checkpoint needs to be Priority 1.
>Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
>Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
>Department of Electrical Engineering
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wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
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