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Re: HTML5: First Public Working Draft Released

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie>
Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2008 11:47:04 +0000
Message-ID: <47A84CB8.2080606@ncbi.ie>
To: christopher.a.hoffman@gmail.com
Cc: "Robison, Cole [EISU]" <Cole.Robison@da.ks.gov>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Chris Hoffman wrote:
> And if the @headers attribute is lost to the ashes of HTML4? Then I say
> that , where we have to, we continue using it anyway. AT and even
> browser vendors have a long history of embracing the actual practices of
> the Web when the standards do not.
> If we use the @headers attributes, then the attributes will be used.

Amen to that. There are support issues for older user of AT also (or
rather users of older AT, who may happen to be well older..) basically
of support for @scope. @header/combinations also suffice for _many_
data table requirements.

I also hope the @summary attribute also hangs in there. In my experience
it is a really useful attribute that helps a blind user very quickly
understand what a complex data table is for. Its appalling to see it
dropped, rubbed out, deprecated whatever..

Josh

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