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RE: Table: Title in lieu of Caption

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 28 Jun 2004 09:25:21 -0500
To: "'Sailesh Panchang'" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000004910932@spamarrest.com>
Hi Sailesh, all,



   Lets be very careful that we are not writing to the current batch of user
agents (including AT).   They have many quirks as well as good features. 


But let's think 'clean slate' and come up with a good set of recommendations
on what should be done.   Then let' work with user agents to bring them into
conformance with this thought out and internally consistent approach.   I
think we will be better off in the long run. 





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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 


From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Sailesh Panchang
Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 8:43 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Table: Title in lieu of Caption


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
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
* Look up <http://www.deque.com> *


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