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RE: Linearising layout tables

From: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 19:19:55 +0100
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> Linearising a table is straightforward: I could add this capability
> to the accessibility proxy in perhaps an hours work.  The harder task
> is to determine when a table is for layout and should be linearised.
>
> The parser can look for structural markup: any more structural detail
> than the existence of <th> elements will presumably mean that a table
> is genuine.  OTOH, the converse is not true, so this is of limited
> value as a criterion for determining how to deal with it.

Perhaps a different approach would be to linearise all tables, but
(optionally?) insert content representing the more explicit indicators of
structure (axis, headers, scope).
Received on Wednesday, 8 May 2002 14:14:23 GMT

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