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Query on technique H43

From: James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>
Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2011 11:56:19 -0700
Message-ID: <4D9E08D3.9010605@oracle.com>
To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
A team I am working with is using a technique I am unsure about to mark 
up their data tables. They have their table split into 2 tables in the 
HTML markup, one for the header row (which has been marked with 
role=presentation) and one for the data content. They claim they need to 
do this in order to obtain the visual layout they require.

The header cells in the first table have ids associated with them which 
are then being referenced from the headers attribute of cells in the 
second table.

I can't see any reference in H43 that the cells referenced as a header 
must be in the same table so it would seem that this would pass 1.3.1 
due to meeting H43. Is my interpretation of this correct? If this 
shouldn't pass H43 I would appreciate the technique being clarified such 
that this is made more clear.

Regards, James
Received on Thursday, 7 April 2011 18:57:02 UTC

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