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RE: Tables and the Summary attribute

From: Jim Thatcher <jim@jimthatcher.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 08:10:24 -0500
To: "'Terrence Wood'" <tdw@funkive.com>, "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001801c5c040$2bf45540$6401a8c0@jtcom2400>

Hi Terrence,

Since a screen reader will be announcing row and column headers as they
change when the user navigates the (data) table, I think the summary should
alert the user about what to expect in that regard by providing a brief
description of the (data) table structure.

Jim
 
Accessibility Consulting: http://jimthatcher.com/
512-306-0931

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Terrence Wood
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2005 7:05 PM
To: WAI Interest Group
Subject: Tables and the Summary attribute


What is the best use of the table summary attribute to (A) summarize the
content of the table, or (B) provide a descriptive narrative on the
structure of the table?


kind regards
Terrence Wood.
Received on Friday, 23 September 2005 13:10:43 GMT

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