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Describing TABLE structure

From: Royce Shin <shinx019@umn.edu>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 11:34:58 -0500
Message-Id: <3CB70CB2.65902CA4@umn.edu>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I have a question about using the HEADERS and SCOPE attributes 
of table cells to describe the structure of tables. I'm particularly 
interested in helping those with non-visual browsers understand 
non-trivial table layout. Are HEADERS and SCOPE meant to be used 
in conjunction with each other or should I only use whichever method 
more easily describe the table? Should I avoid switching between them 
for different axes in the table even if say the columnar structure 
is easier to describe with HEADERS and the row structure is easier 
with SCOPE? Is either method better supported in the most recent 
non-visual browsers used by a majority of users? Can AXIS be freely 
mixed with HEADERS and/or SCOPE when it seems appropriate, which seems 
be when the relationship of a variable seems not to organize terribly 
well in two-dimensional space?

Royce Shin
UMN Web Development
Received on Friday, 12 April 2002 12:35:05 UTC

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