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Re: Tables and the Summary attribute

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 14:15:17 +0200
To: "Laura Carlson" <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>, "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.sxrgbrynwxe0ny@pc094.qadoc.oslo.opera.com>

On Mon, 26 Sep 2005 15:35:12 +0200, Laura Carlson <lcarlson@d.umn.edu>  

> 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."

On the other hand the fact that they were using a table reflected a  
disconnect between the Accessibility stuff they were calling for, and  
their own practice. (This is not that uncommon - unfortunately even many  
accessib ility organisations don't have especially good accessibility -  
the people who are working hard on it for others are not necessarily able  
to spend their time on their own organisation's marketing...)


Charles McCathieNevile                      chaals@opera.com
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