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Re: Some questions about data tables

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 03:38:45 -0500 (EST)
To: Janet Parkinson <janet@dunshelt1.freeserve.co.uk>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0001030334460.7549-100000@tux.w3.org>
So far as I know emacspeak is the only screen-reader (and it isn't really a
screen reader but an audio-based operating system) that actualy identifies
cells in columns at the moment, although some editing browsers also provide
this function.

Charles McCN

On Mon, 3 Jan 2000, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

  as I understand it you are correct in your simple example - that will
  linerise nicely. I am not sure what there is implemented within browsers - I
  suspect not much to judge by the discussions in the User Agent Guidelines
  list, but there is a tablin tool developed by W3C through the WAI-ER group -
  http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/IG - to lineraise tables, which provides various
  methods of linearising tables and choosing which headers should be included.
  Charles McCN
  On Wed, 22 Dec 1999, Janet Parkinson wrote:
    I have some questions concerning the design of data tables. I was wondering
    if anyone would be able to give me any answers on them? There are three -
    1 What is the proportion of screen readers that are currently capable of
    associating headings and data cells by reading the mark-up of a table?

Charles McCathieNevile    mailto:charles@w3.org    phone: +61 409 134 136
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