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Re: Axis attribute

From: Joachim Andersson <joachim.andersson@etu.se>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2008 20:58:57 +0100
Message-ID: <a92e08980811271158p6589579bi88541771237baf9d@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Ramón Corominas" <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Cc: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
The usefulness is not really the issue. I understand that this might seem
strange, but developing according to W3C standards does not only concern the
time being, but the time to come. Hopefully Jaws and other tools used to
convey web based information will improve in upcoming versions, but at this
time they do not fully conform to W3C recommendations and specifications.

Think of it this way. If web developers produce services according to W3C
specifications and recommendations, one day Jaws and other tools will render
web based content as it was meant to be rendered. That is when we get the
real use of it, and now is the time to develop this way, in order not to be
one step behind when Jaws reaches that goal.

Best regards,

Joachim Andersson
Web Accessibility Specialist

2008/11/27 Ramón Corominas <listas@ramoncorominas.com>

> Dear all:
> I've been reading a lot about the use of "axis" attribute to categorize and
> group cells, but I also have read that its support is almost inexistent.
> Does anyone know if this attribute is going to be supported in the near
> future? or perhaps in the distant future...? <wink>
> I've tested it with JAWS and nothing happens, so I'm confused about its
> real usefulness.
> Thanks in advance,
> Ramón.
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