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RE: SC failure for data without caption

From: Wilco Fiers <w.fiers@accessibility.nl>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:47:12 +0200
To: Aurélien Levy <aurelien.levy@temesis.com>, WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7E0E35835EAF514AAAE44748A5EAAE2E01AC6883849C@CPMBS-ZH01.kpneol.local>
Hi Aurélien,
I would not consider this a failure. Criterion 1.3.1 basically requires developers to mark up content with elements that are appropriate for it. It does not require additional content to be added to the page. There are other success criteria that have such requirements, such as 4.1.2. As I understand it, data tables do not meet the definition of user interface components, so a name (in the form of a caption) would not be required. Though I'm sure there is the occasional exception to this.

Regards,
Wilco


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Van: Aurélien Levy [aurelien.levy@temesis.com]
Verzonden: woensdag 16 juli 2014 21:32
Aan: WCAG WG
Onderwerp: SC failure for data without caption

Hi,

Do you consider having a data table without a caption as a WCAG success criteria failure ?

There is the h39 technique http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20140408/H39 related to 1.3.1
but has I read it, it doesn't always ask for caption but only when caption are provided in the presentation (cf description of the technique)

And you what do you think ?

Regards,


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