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Re: Headers for tables used for layout

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 14:06:29 -0500
Message-ID: <004801c1712d$4bfb4530$2cf60141@cp286066a>
To: "Simon White" <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>, "Hewitt, Denise" <Denise.Hewitt@idea.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "William R Williams/R5/USDAFS" <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>
I suggest that tables used for lay out have only lay out value and I
don't need to hear about it unless I want to investigate the source or
employ other screen scraping stuff.  Most people looking at a lay out
screen do not realize that it is a table and that is fine with me.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon White" <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>
To: "Hewitt, Denise" <Denise.Hewitt@idea.com>; "David Poehlman"
<poehlman1@home.com>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>; "William R
Williams/R5/USDAFS" <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2001 12:42 PM
Subject: RE: Headers for tables used for layout

Would it be possible to use the summary on the first table on the site
to express that all tables are for layout purposes unless described
otherwise? This would get around the problem of hearing the same thing
over and over again, but would it provide the correct elements required
for accessibility?

Just a suggestion. Comments?

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