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Linearizing Tables

From: Kelly Ford <kford@teleport.com>
Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2000 08:15:14 -0700
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.20000409080725.00cccbd0@mail.teleport.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi All,

Perhaps this is detailed in a techniques document someplace so pointers are 
appreciated.  Further I'm not an expert on HTML coding as much as I am on 
figuring out how to handle whatever web pages toss my way.  I have a 
question about techniques for coding tables so they linearize correctly.

Below is an example of how a table from Lands' End reads in JFW and 
Window-Eyes.  Is there a way to code this table so it still looks the same 
visually but so the column headings of Chino, Poplin and Active would 
appear in better locations when the table is linearized by the web browser 
and screen reader?


The word "link" appears in front of anything that's a link and the word 
"graphic" in front of anything that's a picture.

This is roughly how one section of the Men's Shorts page appears in 
Window-Eyes or JFW.  Lands' End uses this same layout for all their product 
pages.

http://www.landsend.com/cd/frontdoor/0,2084,CAT_men_6_31____,00.html

Chino
Poplin
Active

Link Graphic Plain-front
Link Graphic Plain-front
Link Plain-front
Link Graphic Pleated
Link Pleated
Link Graphic Drawstring
Link Drawstring
Link Graphic Cargo
Link Cargo
View Thumbnails...
Link Graphic Plain-front
Link Graphic Plain-front
Link Plain-front
Link Graphic Pleated
Link Pleated
Link Graphic Drawstring
Link Drawstring
View Thumbnails...
Link Graphic Ripstop Hikers
Link Graphic Ripstop Hikers
Link Ripstop Hikers
Link Graphic Cargo Water
Link Cargo Water
Link Graphic Tactel Adventure
Link Tactel Adventure
Link Graphic Knit Sport
Link Knit Sport
Link Graphic Knit Cargo
Link Knit Cargo
View all...
Received on Sunday, 9 April 2000 11:09:45 GMT

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