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RE: HTML Table Markup

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 15:02:38 -0400
Message-ID: <CCDBDCBFA650F74AA88830D4BACDBAB504FBDA@wdcrobe2m02.ed.gov>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

> In practice, I think we just discuss on the list until the screaming stops.

That sounds exactly right!

> We could include this exemption only for P1 compliance.
> For P2, all data tables would require header markup.

This sounds good, but...

> Proposal - a small data table has less than 4 rows and less than 4 columns.
> Proposal still on the table - small data tables do not require header markup.

Okay, I started this discussion, does that give me any veto power?
In any case, I move we suspend the discussion on the definition of "small".
Such a distinction does nothing to move towards resolution of my initial question!
I introduced the discussion of "small data tables" because it seemed to simplify the question.  It has, instead, moved us to a tangent.  I see no advantage to defining "small" at this juncture.  Indeed, WCAG2 is struggling with threshold values elsewhere, so it seem prudent to avoid this distinction if we can.

I request we consider the following clarification:

Proposal -- 5.1 requires the addition of header rows or columns for data tables, if not already present, for P2 conformance.
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