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Re: Layout versus data tables proposal for null summary attribute

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 15:55:00 -0400
Message-ID: <002001c48c6f$bcdb3e80$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "John M Slatin" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, "Elizabeth J. Pyatt" <ejp10@psu.edu>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Jaws retrieves nothing, It renders nothing.  What it does though is take
what it is given and adapts it according to some huristics which might make
it easier to use.  Try jaws with netscape.  When we wrote the guidelines,
jaws was not on the list of user agents.  The guidelines were written to
take a wide array of combinations into account so what 2 really means is
that jaws together with a user agent is a user agent.


Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John M Slatin" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
To: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>; "Elizabeth
J. Pyatt" <ejp10@psu.edu>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 3:28 PM
Subject: RE: Layout versus data tables proposal for null summary attribute



: david poehlman  wrote:
<blockquote>
jaws is not a user agent but summary="" does effectively hid the fact that
summary is coded in.
</blockquote>

JAWS meets the second definition of "user agent" in the User Agent
Accessibility Guidelines 1.0:

<blockquote cite="http://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG10/glossary.html#def-user-agent">
...
2. Any software that retrieves and renders Web content for users. This may
include Web browsers, media players, plug-ins,
and other programs - including assistive technologies - that help in
retrieving and rendering Web content.
</blockquote>

John
Received on Friday, 27 August 2004 19:54:19 UTC

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