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Re: Does 5.1 absolutely require TH?

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 15:10:28 -0400
Message-ID: <012501c491e9$ad5bd260$3d01a8c0@deque.local>
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John wrote:
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). 
John, I am curious to   understand why you feel this way and why you are  roping 5.1 with Guideline 3.  I think 5.1 is quite clear and distinct. Checkpoint 3.3 (P2) says use stylesheets for layout  and  that suggests use of CSS instead of layout tables. None of the other checkpoints in G3 refer to tables.
And do you agree to the  accessibility problem I pointed out while trying to navigate simple data tables without column headers?
Sailesh Panchang
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