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Re: table access?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2003 01:45:50 +0200
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "Adrian Higginbotham" <a.higginbotham@salford.ac.uk>
Message-Id: <78795FF0-B267-11D7-A82C-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

Well, the spec is vague about this I think (I could check of course, 
but it is 2am. Look for a note in the attribute definition that says it 
refers only to ids in the same table, or the absence of such a note. 
But I don't know what the implementations do...). You are supposed to 
be able to use thead to achieve the effect you want, but it didn't get 
much implementation in the companies who apparently all voted to make 
it a part of HTML.


On Thursday, Jul 3, 2003, at 16:40 Europe/Zurich, Adrian Higginbotham 

> Dear all:
> bearing in mind I'm not an experienced coder but acting as an 
> accessibility
> conduit for those who are:
> I've been asked,
> is it possible to link data in a scrolling div tag (in the bottom half 
> of a
> page) with header information in another fixed table in the uper half 
> of
> that page
> example, a page contains contact details for a number of people:
> objective to display headings such as "name, address, ...,...," as a 
> fixed
> item with the data contained in a scrollable div tag below this header 
> bar.
> accessibility problem,
> because the info is contained in two tables it seems inpossible to 
> link the
> ID tags in the lower table to the TH tags in the upper table.
> any ideas as to how to achieve this?
> thanks
> Adrian Higginbotham
> Help2Access
> Open Distance Learning Unit (ODL)
> The University of Salford.
> Telephone: 0161-2952555
> Email A.Higginbotham@salford.ac.uk
> Website: http://www.help2access.org.uk/
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