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Re: w3c - Scope attribute in Table tag

From: Steven McCaffrey <SMCCAFFR@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2001 10:56:20 -0400
Message-Id: <sb4d8258.065@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
To: <dine@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hello Brooke:

For me, using JFW 3.31, neither coding renders the table described in the HTML Techniques documentt, (the "Cups of Coffee example) as indicated.  Instead of the speech synthesis rendering described there, I hear

Cups of coffee consumed by each senator

NameCupsType of CoffeeSugar?

T. Sexton

J. Dinnen

Note also, I do not hear the summary attribute, only the Caption attribute.
Others with different versions may have different experiences.


Steve McCaffrey

>>> "Brooke Dine" <dine@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov> 07/12/01 10:26AM >>>
Yes, I'm just full of questions this week.  Thanks to everyone for the info on requirements/procedures.

Next question:  I'm attempting to figure out the proper method of tagging for tables.  In the past I had used <th> and <td> with "header" and "id" as per W3C.  However, the 508 requirements from the Access Board say to just use the scope attribute.  What do you all think?  Which is better for data tables? and layout tables?  Which readers pick up the scope tag?  

As always, thanks!
Brooke Dine
Information Specialist
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
National Library of Medicine/NIH
Bethesda, MD 20892
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