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RE: Tables and the Summary attribute

From: Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 08:35:12 -0500
To: "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <2147483647.1127723712@lcarslon.d.umn.edu>

--On Friday, September 23, 2005 8:10 AM -0500 Jim Thatcher 
<jim@jimthatcher.com> wrote:

> 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.

Back when the W3C home page used a layout table their summary attribute 
was something like: summary="Layout table: The first cell contains a 
navigation bar of W3C technologies, the second contains news, and the 
third another navigation bar of W3C pages."

Laura L. Carlson
Information Technology Systems and Services
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN  55812-3009
Received on Monday, 26 September 2005 13:40:39 UTC

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