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Re: User agent support of SUMMARY attribute in tables

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 09:01:42 -0500
To: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <008c01c2c21e$cae0c210$6501a8c0@handsontech>

I agree and I disagree.  Some intelegence needs to be appolied when
examining tables and if it is, it is not too difficult to determine what is
a table that should be given a summary attrib and one that is not.  This
summary thing is rampant and even if it is used as described, the word
summary will still show up for screenreader and browser combinations that
support it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:31 AM
Subject: RE: User agent support of SUMMARY attribute in tables



Which would be preferable; no summary attribute, or a null summary attribute
(summary="").

The latter would appear to have the advantage of explicitly stating that it
is a table that is best given without a summary, as opposed to a table which
perhaps should have a summary, if only the author would provide it.

Do people agree with my theory?

Does practical use agree with my theory?
Received on Wednesday, 22 January 2003 09:02:09 GMT

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