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Table: Title in lieu of Caption

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 09:42:47 -0400
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Chris / Jim,
One option  for users who do not want a visible caption is to describe the purpose of the table in the summary. But the title attribute on the table   also is very handy for this purpose. WinEyes reads the  title in the table tag and it appears as a tooltip. When title is valid for the table as per HTML specs why should techniques advise against its use? JAWS should also expose the title and so should other TTS products.
Sailesh Panchang
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