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Re: HTML Table Markup

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 08:34:52 -0500
To: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF774BFE99.1C531CDF-ON86256F0E.0049B619-86256F0E.004A9AEC@us.ibm.com>
>> 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 
>
>No.  Your example is clearly a data table.
>
>It seems to me that suppression of column headings is a styling
>issue.

If we suppress column heading for the sighted [I assume you're referring 
to visual styling], why can't we suppress the column heading for others?

I'm sorry, but I really do not want to debate what is or isn't a layout 
table.  It's like the debate that is never ending about what is good alt 
text.  But we should agree on a few fundamentals.  One being that TH 
elements do not belong in layout table - right?

Regards,
Phill Jenkins
IBM Worldwide Accessibility Center
Received on Monday, 13 September 2004 13:35:27 UTC

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