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Re: Is CAPTION always necessary?

From: Tina Marie Holmboe <tina@elfi.org>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 14:37:51 +0200
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <20030530143751.A6440@elfi.org>

On Fri, May 30, 2003 at 08:23:28AM -0400, RUST Randal wrote:

> <h1>Users</h1>	
> <form id="form1" method="post" action="userAdd.php">	
> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" rules="rows"
> summary="List of application users." width="100%">
> This is the only table on the page. Can I get away with not using the
> <caption> tag? I think it's pretty evident that we're looking at a table
> of users, and don't think it's really necessary.

   The keyword here is "looking" - you and I might be looking at the table
  and identifying it as a table of users; someone else might hear it and
  not make that connection until some substantial part of it has been
  read out loud.

   The question here is "Why?" - why do you feel a need to 'get away with'
  not using it ? Throw in a caption. It's not like it's doing any harm.

 - Tina H.
Received on Friday, 30 May 2003 08:37:54 UTC

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