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RE: Layout versus data tables proposal for null summary attribute

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 15:07:23 -0500
Message-ID: <C46A1118E0262B47BD5C202DA2490D1A033180CB@MAIL02.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

david poehlman asked:

<q>I wonder how jaws with netscape would handle this.</q>

John replies: JAWS with Netscape would blow it completely. JAWS doesn't
support Netscape (or Mozilla, or Firefox, or Opera. Neither does
Window-Eyes. Neither does HAL.)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 3:33 PM
Subject: Re: Layout versus data tables proposal for null summary
attribute



Arguably it's IE that is the user agent, as it retrieves and renders the
content.

Patrick

John M Slatin wrote:

> : 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
>
>
>
>

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