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RE: HTML Table Markup

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2004 15:49:23 -0400
Message-ID: <CCDBDCBFA650F74AA88830D4BACDBAB504FBDC@wdcrobe2m02.ed.gov>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

>> Proposal -- [WCAG1] 5.1 requires the addition of header rows or columns for data tables, if not already present, for P2 conformance.

> I was seeking clarification for the WCAG2 because it will soon supersede the
> WCAG1. This table discussion falls under WCAG2 guideline 1.3 (level 1,
> success criteria 1). It's much more broad then 5.1.

Your definition of "soon" must be more optimistic than mine!  Otherwise, I agree with you entirely.  This result of this discussion of WCAG1 5.1 will certainly inform WCAG2.  However, we all have much more experience with WCAG1, and it is not entirely clear to me how this specific question is addressed by the draft language of WCAG2.  If this is a question for WCAG2, should not the discussion take place on the GL list and not the IG list?  Besides, how does a consensus definition for "small data table" help the WCAG2?  If you really want my clarification request to obviously apply to WCAG2, is it possible to please pose my proposal in a form that doesn't rely on the term "small"?

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