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RE: Is bobby correct?

From: Simon White <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 11:52:32 +0100
Message-ID: <FDFC0668A850D246BC4231715D94904E0CD53F@uranus.jkd.co.uk>
To: "C.Bottelier" <c.bottelier@ITsec.nl>, "Daniel Hillier" <DHillier@VisionICT.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Using tables for layout is not accessible and therefore you cannot get a triple-A standard where tables are used, that is my understanding of it. If you must use tables for layout, Julian's suggestion is best.

However, there are alternatives that work well, although Netscape 4.x may cause problems.

Good luck

-----Original Message-----
From:	C.Bottelier [mailto:c.bottelier@ITsec.nl]
Sent:	Thu 9/19/2002 11:23 AM
To:	Daniel Hillier
Cc:	w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject:	Re: Is bobby correct?

>I just test one of my site using Watchfire’s bobby tool and under priority 3
>Accessibility I was told that my site does not meet the requirements for Bobby
>AAA Approved status as I have not provide a Summary for my table.
>The table in question is just there for layout purposes and not data as I
>understood the guild lines you only need to use summary for data tables.
>Is this correct?

Yes you don't have to specify a summery for these kind of tables because
tables _MAY_ not be used for layout purposes. Thus you don't have to
a table summary if you don't have a table ;-)


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