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RE: Tables and the Summary attribute

From: B.K. DeLong <bkdelong@pobox.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 17:17:55 -0400
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To: "Andrew Kirkpatrick" <akirkpatrick@macromedia.com>, "Jon Gibbins (dotjay)" <dotjay@nov5th.net>, "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

At 08:58 AM 9/22/2005, Andrew Kirkpatrick wrote:

> > As a side note, not that I use tables for layout, but if you
> > need to, I would use a blank summary attribute for layout tables.
>I have a hard time agreeing with this advice.  This seems no more
>sensible than standardizing on summary="layout" (ok, it would be more
>language independent).  How about if you are using a layout table, don't
>use the summary attribute at all?

That's what we had decided at OCW - it's akin to creating ALT 
attributes with values of "spacer" or "bullet", in my opinion.

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