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RE: Does 5.1 absolutely require TH?

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 14:51:54 -0400
Message-ID: <CCDBDCBFA650F74AA88830D4BACDBAB504FBCC@wdcrobe2m02.ed.gov>
To: "Sailesh Panchang" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> The table is definitely a data-table with contents of cells being related to cell contents in adjacent cells.

Sailesh, where are you taking this definition from?  I think I like it.

But the discussion of determination of data table versus layout table is off-topic.
-- Either that, or said determination IS the answer to my question.  I am not sure!

For the sake of argument, let us concede that we ARE talking about a simple data table.

I will also remind the group that there is strong traditional that Single-A conformance need not change the default presentation of the page (ALT text and the like being largely invisible).  Also, the priorities also neatly fall into a must / should / could kind of hierarchy.

For the purposes of this discussion, let's assume I am only interested in what I must do, the minimal.  But that I am committed to Single-A conformance.

So, does 5.1 absolutely require TH?

We all agree that headers would be nice.  But are they required?  John says no (reluctantly).  Can anyone provide me some evidence to the contrary?

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