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Re: HTML5: First Public Working Draft Released (usefulness of @summary)

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie>
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2008 13:05:41 +0000
Message-ID: <47A9B0A5.4030508@ncbi.ie>
To: Bailey@Access-Board.gov
Cc: Chris Hoffman <christopher.a.hoffman@gmail.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, "Robison, Cole [EISU]" <Cole.Robison@da.ks.gov>

Bailey Bruce wrote:
> 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.

This is good anecdotal evidence to have for continuing to support
@summary. It is an attribute that also in my experience is very useful.
It would be great if you could contribute more of your
thoughts/experience to the debate.

 [1] Summary of Table
 [2] Video user testing of use of @summary
 [3] Current Discussion on HTML 5 WG list.

Cheers

Josh

[1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SummaryForTABLE
[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Sep/0103.html
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Feb/0057.html

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