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RE: Headers for tables used for layout

From: Hewitt, Denise <Denise.Hewitt@idea.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 09:35:10 -0600
Message-ID: <9CAB32B1B967BA49B0B7675A02EBB930EC7E0B@TX047MX2KPROD01.idea.com>
To: "'David Poehlman'" <poehlman1@home.com>, Viral.Patel@exim.gov, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I agree with David - you aren't going to be able to have a program give you
a 100% a-okay when there is stuff that has to be checked manually. I would
validate the page in something other - view it in a multitude of browsers
(IE, Netscape, Lynx, IBM Home Page Reader) & make sure that the tables are
all linear - ie: that the information presents in the same order regardless
of what browser is used.

Best regards,


-----Original Message-----
From: David Poehlman [mailto:poehlman1@home.com]
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 9:30 AM
To: Viral.Patel@exim.gov; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Headers for tables used for layout

seems to me that this one of those machine gotchas.  I'd leave it as is
if you can live with the imperfect report.

----- Original Message -----
From: <Viral.Patel@exim.gov>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 10:17 AM
Subject: Headers for tables used for layout

Hi Everybody

I use InFocus 4.1 for checking pages for accessibility, it shows
for a table, but I have used the table only for layout, so I don't want
specify headers for it.
Is there any way, I can put additional tags in the <table so that screen
reader considers it has a layout table, not data table?

Viral Patel
Received on Monday, 19 November 2001 10:35:57 UTC

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