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RE: Does 5.1 absolutely require TH?

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 12:43:15 -0500
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To: <tina@greytower.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

When taken by itself, 5.1 may not *absolutely* require use of <th> to
identify headers in simple data tables (tables with only one row of
column headers and one column of row headers). But together with
Guideline 3 ("Use markup and style sheets and do so properly") I think
that <th> *isI required, since it exists specifically to identify header

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From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Tina Holmboe
Sent: Friday, September 03, 2004 12:08 pm
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: Does 5.1 absolutely require TH?

On  3 Sep, Bailey, Bruce wrote:

> 5.1  For data tables, identify row and column headers.  For example, 
> in HTML, use TD to identify data cells and TH to identify headers.

 Indeed - and the code sample you mention definetly needs a row of table
headers so that it is possible to tell which type of data is in which

 It's possible to guess, certainly, but wouldn't it be better to avoid
that ?
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