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[HTML techs] Tables - to do's. Volunteers?

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 19:00:39 -0400
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To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

thanks for the pointers, al.

does someone want to try to integrate this info into the HTML techs?  
it could be integrated in a number of ways:
1. link to it
2. write up a summary to include in the html techs
3. make sure that what we've got in html techs currently makes sense, or expand it where it doesn't

current html techs tables chapter is at:

Other to do's for tables (associated with the following open issues): 
662: fix the broken image for data table example [1]
663: Use the mock-site to demo tables [2]
14. Layout and data table coding suggestions [3]
16. Headers in layout tables [4]
21. Looking for rationale and guidelines for using axis in tables [5]
22. Table caption vs. summary [6]
23. Mixing tables and forms [7]


[1] http://cgi.w3.org/ETA/issues.php3/wai/wcag/?issues_id=662
[2] http://cgi.w3.org/ETA/issues.php3/wai/wcag/?issues_id=663
[3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/html-tech-issues.html#14
[4] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/html-tech-issues.html#16
[5] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/html-tech-issues.html#21
[6] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/html-tech-issues.html#22
[7] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/html-tech-issues.html#23

if interested, please let me know.

At 06:54 PM 8/12/02, Al Gilman wrote:

>The Ken Nakata presentation
> http://workshops.fedstats.gov/Nakata_Fedstats.ppt
>and the Steve Ferg read-ahead whitepaper
> http://home.att.net/~stephen_ferg/section508/accessible_tables.html
>are important resources.
>For completeness, the meeting is at
> Fedstats 508 workshop - Agenda and Presentations
> http://workshops.fedstats.gov/agenda.htm
>and what I presented (not linked from their page yet) is at
> http://www.w3.org/2002/Talks/06/24-US_FedStatsWorkshop/slide1-0.html
>PS: copying Ian because it was at this meeting in Ken's report that I
>heard of a command in Jaws that would scavenge the headers linked by
>the 'headers' attribute associated with a queried cell in a table.  Not
>a mode in which the headers got read automatically, but where you could
>query the cell and the associated headers would be spoken.  Affects
>implementation report for table navigation.

wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium 
web accessibility initiative
seattle, wa usa
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