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RE: TFOOT accessibility

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 09:02:17 -0600
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A0183AA5B@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Kerstin Goldsmith" <kerstin.goldsmith@oracle.com>, "WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: "Kipnes,Ken" <KEN.KIPNES@oracle.com>
Kerstin, what kinds of results are you getting when you try to run this
table through accessibility checkers? (And which one(s) have you tried?)
I just tried it on the WAVE (wave.webaim.org) and it seemed not to know
what to do with the <tfoot>, though I believe JAWS read it in the
correct order-- i.e. at the bottom of the table.
 
John
 
 


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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Kerstin Goldsmith
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2004 9:45 pm
To: 'WCAG List'
Cc: Kipnes,Ken
Subject: TFOOT accessibility


Hi, folks.

What can be done with the following table that uses TFOOT to pass
accessibility checkers - what sort of association is required of TFOOT,
and how is it accomplished?  Any insight would be great.

Thanks.


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML lang="EN">
<HEAD><TITLE>TFOOT with no HEADERS</TITLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY><A name=top></A>
 
<p>
<table border=1
       summary="table with IDs and HEADERS and TFOOT">
<THEAD>
<tr>
 <th id="t1head1">table 1 header 1</th>
 <th id="t1head2">table 1 header 2</th>
 <th id="t1head3">table 1 header 3</th>
</tr>
</THEAD>
<TFOOT>
<tr>
 <td colspan="3">footer with some information relevant to the table, but
not necessarily to any particular cell, row or column</td>
</tr>
<tr>
 <td colspan="3">footer with some information relevant to the table, but
not necessarily to any particular cell, row or column</td>
</tr>
<tr>
 <td colspan="3">footer with some information relevant to the table, but
not necessarily to any particular cell, row or column</td>
</tr>
</TFOOT>
<TBODY>
<tr>
 <td headers="t1head1">table 1 data r2 c1</td>
 <td headers="t1head2">table 1 data r2 c2</td>
 <td headers="t1head3">table 1 data r2 c3</td>
</tr>
<tr>
 <td headers="t1head1">table 1 data r3 c1</td>
 <td headers="t1head2">table 1 data r3 c2</td>
 <td headers="t1head2">table 1 data r3 c3</td>
</tr>
</TBODY>
</table>
 
</P>
</BODY></HTML>

Cheers,
-Kerstin
Received on Friday, 13 February 2004 10:02:50 UTC

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