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RE: Why use SCOPE instead of TH

From: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 10:25:54 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <20070126182554.5910.qmail@web38712.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

> > 3) A cell may be data according the column header,
> but act as a header for the row.

This is especially useful when the column containing
the row header is not the first column. (Both JAWS and
WinEyes treat the first row and first column as column
/ row headers by default.
As a practical note, I caution one to use SCOPE only
in cases where it is required like the case above.
That is because  not all screen readers support it,
and they fail to read any headers at all when they
encounter SCOPE.   
Sailesh Panchang
Senior Accessibility Engineer
Deque Systems

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Received on Friday, 26 January 2007 18:26:03 UTC

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