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RE: Failure of SC 1.3.1 due to summary attribute in layout tables

From: Jim Thatcher <jim@jimthatcher.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2006 16:54:54 -0600
To: "'Livio Mondini'" <livio.mondini@gmail.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000501c70c2d$bbd2e250$0202a8c0@jtcom2400>

Very interesting. I really like 1.3.1 and its power and breadth. But, at
least as currently written, using data table markup (summary, th, scope,
etc) is not a violation of 1.3.1 in my opinion. This success criterion says
"Information and relationships conveyed through presentation can be
programmatically determined." I don't think it says the dual, that
programmatically determined relationships are intended or presented or
something like that. Was this technique included with 1.3.1 because it
didn't fit elsewhere, had no home? 

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Of Livio Mondini
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2006 2:00 PM
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Subject: Failure of SC 1.3.1 due to summary attribute in layout tables

On F46, Failure of SC 1.3.1 due to using th elements, caption
elements, or non-empty summary attributes in layout tables, is
explained that using summary attribute for an layout table is an
error. I dont understand why, or maybe explanation is a bit confusing.

"Do not include a summary attribute and do not use the summary
attribute to describe the table as, for instance, "layout table".

Do not include at all or not use summary for a description not
explanatory on table scope?

Example code also is terrible ...


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