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RE: Tables & Anchors Question

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 08:37:57 -0400 (EDT)
To: WAI-IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSO.4.53.0310220833530.12959@mail.veldt.ca>

> Tried adding an ID to the tables themselves and
> having the relative links point to those, but to no avail. It looks like
> the anchors need to be just before the tables in order for the summary
> to be read out.

That would be nonstandard behaviour, since in XHTML 1.0 the _id_ attribute
can be applied to anything (in 1.1, apparently, you can't put _id_ on
<html> itself). Every element can be an anchor.


> > <a name="table1"></a>
> > <table border="1" cellspacing="0"

Just do <table id="table1"> and wait for screen readers to comply with
standard HTML. Placing an anchor link as seen here is not wrong, but it is
less "semantic," as they say.


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Received on Wednesday, 22 October 2003 08:37:26 UTC

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