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RE: Headers for tables used for layout

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2001 16:24:03 -0600
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF5FE64A07.3E07EB16-ON86256B09.007A2C40@raleigh.ibm.com >

>> If InFocus 4.1 is flagging a violation for a table used only for
>> layout as missing the headers attribute - then the tool is wrong.
>> Unless you used some other markup that is confusing the tool.
>I wouldn't say the tool was wrong, it is correct to flag this as
>something to look at.

Once I determine it is not a data table, the tool shouldn't flag it again.
I would want a tool to do more than just flag every table as something to
look at.  I can look at every table without a tool telling me to do it

I need a tool to flag those tables that are data tables that are missing
the markup.  Or better yet, identify those tables that are mixing data with
layout tables.  For example, columns or rows that are empty, but with a
different colored background, used to create a visual spacing look, make
table reading very confusing.

Received on Monday, 19 November 2001 17:24:11 UTC

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