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Re: Query on technique H43

From: Sailesh Panchang <spanchang02@yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2011 05:23:35 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <681487.60526.qm@web111706.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
To: Chris Beer <chris@e-beer.net.au>
Cc: James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
>From a logical standpoint, to meet WCAG, technically BOTH tables would >need header row/cells, captions and summary.
Sorry, it is not mandatory for a data table to have a caption or a summary. Without these a data table is valid and breaks no accessibility rules.
On the question James raised, I reiterate that the HTML specs I referred to relate to markup for a data table. So within a tTABLE, one may have THEAD, TBODY, TFOOT. So it is illogical or unreasonable to  suppose that one can have the THEAD portion with rows containing header cells identified with id attributes in one table and the TBODY with data rows in another.
Thanks,
Sailesh Panchang
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