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Re: Headers for tables used for layout

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 12:15:44 -0500
Message-ID: <001c01c1711d$d32da9e0$2cf60141@cp286066a>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "William R Williams/R5/USDAFS" <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>
yeah, but I don't want to hear:
"summary: this table is used for lay out only" on 50 thousand tables.

----- Original Message -----
From: "William R Williams/R5/USDAFS" <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: Headers for tables used for layout

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

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.">


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tables used for layout

                    11/19/01 07:17

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 12:16:00 UTC

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