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Re: Heading markup in tables

From: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 17:21:24 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <1441.>
To: <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Why not just style the <TH> the same as your <H>?

What am I missing that you are trying to say?


Sailesh Panchang said:
> Hello all,
> HTML accessibility guidelines or specs say nothing about  use of heading
> taggs (h1, h2, etc) for marking up group / section headings within data
> tables. Consider, for instance first column groups grades 1 to 12 under
> elementary/mid and high schools and other columns have values against
> the grades.  Running down the first column with screen reading  software
>  will speak out the heading markup and inform the user  that the items
> below belong to that group. They could be marked uup with h2 or h3 and
> styled to maintain visual l&f. A simple technique but I  do not see it
> being mentioned for making certain data tables accessible. Comments?
> Sailesh Panchang
> Senior Accessibility Engineer
> Deque Systems,11180  Sunrise Valley Drive,
> 4th Floor, Reston VA 20191
> Tel: 703-225-0380 Extension 105
> E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
> Fax: 703-225-0387
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