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Re: Headers for tables used for layout

From: William R Williams/R5/USDAFS <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 08:50:47 -0800
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
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It seems to me the recommended technique is to include the summary
attribute for the table tag, as demonstrated on the opening page of the W3C
site:

<table
summary="Layout table: The first cell contains a navigation bar of W3C
technologies, the second contains news, and the third another navigation
bar of W3C pages.">

Bill



                                                                                             
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Hi Everybody

I use InFocus 4.1 for checking pages for accessibility, it shows violation
for a table, but I have used the table only for layout, so I don't want to
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?

Thanks
Viral Patel
Received on Monday, 19 November 2001 11:47:06 GMT

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