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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 16:22:36 -0400
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To: "John M Slatin" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

jaws does support netscape 4.x up to a point.  That was my point though,
were jaws a user agent, we wouldn't be asking how it wold work with this or
that user agent.

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John M Slatin" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
To: "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>; "Patrick H.
Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, August 27, 2004 4:07 PM
Subject: RE: Layout versus data tables proposal for null summary attribute

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

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


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
> ...
> 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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