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RE: Linearising layout tables

From: Mike Scott <mscott2@msfw.com>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 09:21:58 -0500
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002b01c1f764$e3a75870$0b00000a@mikes>
> it would not be unreasonable to add some hint to the markup

Summary="" (quote-quote, i.e. null) would seem to be a good indicator
for a non-data table that should be "linearisable". Similar to the way
setting alt="" (same) cues screen readers to safely ignore decorative

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of David Woolley
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 3:37 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Linearising layout tables

> Linearising a table is straightforward: I could add this capability

Linearising is only straightforward when the table is already in
linearised order.  If that is the case, it has almost certainly been
designed with accessibility in mind, so it would not be 
unreasonable to add some hint to the markup.

Real world layout tables need re-ordering in a way that really requires
AI before they can be linearised.
Received on Thursday, 9 May 2002 10:28:34 UTC

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