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Re: Is CAPTION always necessary?

From: Section 508.US <tagi11@cox.net>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 08:26:47 -0500
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To: "RUST Randal" <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

All:
I think, if you look at the reasons the <caption> should be used, then you
would see that there is no requirement that would require a caption. That
is, if your "table" is used for a form, it reads linerized and each area is
labeled, then why would you need the <caption>. If I could see it, I would
give a better answer. And most important than any rules is function. I would
not want to here redundant information on anything. Print, TV, web etc.
p

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "RUST Randal" <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 7:52 AM
Subject: RE: Is CAPTION always necessary?


>
> Tina Marie Holmboe said:
>
> >    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.
>
> Because I don't want to have the page title as 'Users' and then the
> table caption as 'Users.' Plus it's there in the summary. It's redundant
> whether you're looking at the table or having it read to you. In my
> mind, it does harm. I feel like it's insulting someone's intelligence to
> say, "It's a table of users." basically three times.
>
> My question is really about whether or not it causes an accessibility
> issue by not including the <caption>. I can't see how it would.
>
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> Randal Rust
> Covansys Corp.
> Columbus, OH
>
Received on Friday, 30 May 2003 09:25:39 GMT

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