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RE: Headers for tables used for layout

From: Hewitt, Denise <Denise.Hewitt@idea.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 11:21:37 -0600
Message-ID: <9CAB32B1B967BA49B0B7675A02EBB930EC7E19@TX047MX2KPROD01.idea.com>
To: "'David Poehlman'" <poehlman1@home.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, William R Williams/R5/USDAFS <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>
That sounds as potentially irritating as the original problem!

I seriously do recommend actually USING a voice browser or text browser,
otherwise you will get no idea of proportion or feel for how things go
together. I really couldnt understand a lot of the issues until I started
working with alternative browsers.


-----Original Message-----
From: David Poehlman [mailto:poehlman1@home.com]
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 11:16 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org; William R Williams/R5/USDAFS
Subject: Re: Headers for tables used for layout

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 12:22:13 UTC

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