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Re: HTML5: First Public Working Draft Released

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 12:25:18 +0530
To: "Bailey Bruce" <Bailey@access-board.gov>, "Chris Hoffman" <christopher.a.hoffman@gmail.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: "Robison, Cole [EISU]" <Cole.Robison@da.ks.gov>
Message-ID: <op.t53b6gjxwxe0ny@widsith.local>

Hi Bruce,

On Tue, 05 Feb 2008 22:09:15 +0530, Bailey Bruce <Bailey@access-board.gov>  
wrote:

> Does anyone know if screen readers support using SCOPE on three or four
> dimensions?  In my experience, screen reader support for multiple
> HEADERS value has been quite good.

 From a screenreader perspective headers is very easy to support. It is  
pretty ugly from a markup perspective though, which is a pity because it  
is potentially also useful in the case of mobile phones re-working tables  
for better presentation.

> I tested websites at the U.S. Department of Education for several years
> and developers there routinely used HEADERS and SUMMARY on data tables
> and this code was valuable to our employees who used screen readers.  It
> is with considerable chagrin that I admit to not being able to easily
> provide some good live examples.

Providing the information that these attributes were important would be  
helpful n a debate currently running in the HTML working group (where  
there is a suggestion to deprecate them - at least summary is currently  
not present in the draft). It might be worth waiting until it is raised as  
a formal issue.

> Does anyone have good techniques for searching HTML source code?  My
> attempts to use Google have proved unsatisfactory.

This is generally a problem :(

cheers

Chaals

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