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Re: HTML Table Markup

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 07:28:14 -0400
Message-ID: <004201c49984$c2d10eb0$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>

we can aggree on nothing of the sort.  If I am a machine parsing code, what
am I to do with this data?  I want to for instance be able to automate large
print probraille production off the web.  Good data table structure no
matter how small the data table will provide me with ample opportunity to
get this right.  Use of tables for lay out will flumox the process.

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, September 13, 2004 12:48 AM
Subject: RE: HTML Table Markup

> If we agree that data tables absolutely require use TH
>(or other technique) we must do so with consideration
> of very simple data tables.  I gave the example of a
> 3x2 table with three names and three phone numbers.
> Do we want 5.1 to require the addition of a heading
> row in this case?

No.  Could we agree that a simple 3x2 table is not a "data" table, but is
in fact just a layout table?  Even though it has some names and phone
numbers in it doesn't require it to have heading to be understood, just as
long as the name and phone number are in the same row - that's all that is
required for the sighted and screen reader users to make sense out of it.

Phill Jenkins
Received on Monday, 13 September 2004 11:27:18 UTC

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