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Re: Axis attribute

From: Michael Stenitzer <jenoe.stenitzer@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Nov 2008 16:31:55 +0100
Message-ID: <18c042be0811280731n705993a5m1598db1e409788a@mail.gmail.com>
To: "WAI Interest Group" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

don't misunderstand me. i've never promoted solutions in a non-standard way.
the cycle *has* to be broken. but not on the back of the user!

use web standards! but in a clever way that it helps the user, it is
according the standards and might even be seen in a way of future
progressive enhancement.

an interesting quote from the HTML 4.01 specs: "This specification
does not require user agents to handle information provided by the
axis attribute, nor does it make any recommendations about how user
agents may present axis information to users or how users may query
the user agent about this information."

if the axis attribute is not presented to a user not using a
screen-reader, i assume that at least some of those users might miss
this information to understand the table. therefore a different
presentation of the table might be better and more intuitive. i don't
want to obfuscate information from blind people and in the same way i
dont want to obfuscate information from the sighted users.

/michael
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Michael Stenitzer | WIENFLUSS information.design.solutions
Received on Friday, 28 November 2008 15:32:43 GMT

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