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RE: Accessible Calendars

From: Lauke PH <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 09:19:16 +0100
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To: "Matthew Smith" <matt@kbc.net.au>, "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I believe that, if marked up correctly with all the right headers and scope, a table is the adequate way of representing a calendar. It would be quite difficult to reflect the same type of relationship, order and hierarchy through means of any CSS.

Patrick
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthew Smith [mailto:matt@kbc.net.au]
> Sent: 17 April 2003 00:40
> To: WAI Interest Group
> Subject: Accessible Calendars
> 
> 
> 
> Hi All
> 
> I'd appreciate your thoughts on making calendars accessible.
> 
> In an old project of mine, I generated Web-based calendars 
> (month view) 
> using the Perl module HTML::CalendarMonthSimple.  This produces a 
> table-based calendar.
> 
> I have been pondering whether a table is a suitable means of 
> creating a 
> calendar, or whether it should be an act of CSS wizardry...
> 
> As far as I can remember, the Perl module uses deprecated markup and 
> certainly lacks any of the elements and attributes required 
> to make the 
> table accessible.  However, if a table *is* a suitable format for a 
> calendar, I will quite happily re-engineer the Perl module to produce 
> accessible output.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> M
> 
> 
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> Matthew Smith
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