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Re: Scrollable tables

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2002 06:47:01 -0500 (EST)
To: "SHARPE, Ian" <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>
cc: "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0201300645140.20918-100000@tux.w3.org>
Nope, this is done by using an iFrame - an HTML 4 feature that replicates the
object element in most cases, but provides a different way of changing the
content. I don't know how they print - badly I would imagine. Don't know how
screen readers handle them  - I guess OK if they are really smart about it -
it is similar to the way at frames work.

cheers

Chaals

On Wed, 30 Jan 2002, SHARPE, Ian wrote:

  I've started seeing these scrollable table things being used recently. Is
  this a MS IE invention and does anyone have any thoughts on their
  accessibility and usage? You seem to be able to tab into them in order to
  scroll them with keys which kind of works for me. Only problem with them
  being that I don't think the contents would be printed but that's not
  necessarily an accessibility issue. Maybe if they were made to small it
  might be difficult to use them with large font sizes as you would only see a
  very small section but don't think this would affect screen readers?

  Here's an example I've come across:

  http://www.cocsc.org.uk/squads_training_schedule_2002.html

  Cheers
  Ian


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