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Re: Table summary: technique for writing

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 09:08:37 -0400
Message-ID: <031c01c45ab5$87612e90$b040968e@WILDDOG>
To: "Sailesh Panchang" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Thanks for the helpful suggestions.

Our techniques [1] state that the summary should describe the *purpose* and structure of the table. Your document suggests the summary should describe the *contents* and structure of the table.

Does our technique cover what you're suggesting?

The technique also states that the summary is optional on data tables. Are there conditions under which the summary is mandatory?


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-HTML-TECHS/#datatables_summary

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Sailesh Panchang 
  To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org 
  Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 11:36 AM
  Subject: Table summary: technique for writing

  Hello All,
  Here is an html file that  describes the use of the summary attribute for data tables. Some examples and tips for writing useful summaries  are listed.
  Feedback welcome
  Sailesh Panchang
  Senior Accessibility Engineer 
  Deque Systems,11180  Sunrise Valley Drive, 
  4th Floor, Reston VA 20191
  Tel: 703-225-0380 Extension 105 
  E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
  Fax: 703-225-0387
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