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RE: looking for an accessible data table:

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:17:28 -0500 (EST)
To: "Bailey, Bruce" <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
cc: "Poehlman, David" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, James Craig <wai-ig@cookiecrook.com>, wai-ig list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, William R Williams <wrwilliams@fs.fed.us>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0502141014340.10180@smart.net>

On Mon, 14 Feb 2005, Bailey, Bruce wrote:

> Bill:   Well, you tell me...
> http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/business-plans/sequoia/financials/summary-table.html
> Bob:    OMG!  That is supposed to be readable?
> David:  Ah, I guess it depends on what you use.  I found it so.
> James:  Bill, here's a brief critique of that table for you.
>
> James' advice was all good but I wanted to back up a bit.  Is this, or is it not, a good real-world example of using SCOPE, HEADERS and ID on a multi-level table with lots of data?

no and it is because (at least in Liunx/LYNX) it has the headers at the
begining in one line and then all of the date on a line but run together.
one or two items might be able to be figured out but by the third item it
was just gobble de gook.  and long lines of numbers running together with
little if any meaning.  from a functional point, it was less than useless,
because the data probably was there but I would never have been able to
determine which number was for which heading...

Bob


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