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Re: Tables Accessibility Question About TBODY Tag

From: Reinaldo Ferraz <reinaldo@nic.br>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:41:05 -0300
Message-ID: <4E2880D1.4090203@nic.br>
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I tested a table using thead, tfoot and tbody (this exact sequence) with 
screen readers (jaws 10 and NVDA 0.6p3.a with IE8 and FF4). It reads 
first the sequence of thead, tfoot and then all the content of tbody, 
but it didn'd talk any information to recognize something like a header 
or foot of the table (only the <th>'s  inside the thead), even adding 
the attribute "title" inside thead and tfoot.


James escreveu:
> Hi,
> I'm now sure that I can use scope to do what I want since it has four attributes. And I can also include axes for some headers. Hope I spelled that right.
> Jim
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of James Craig
> Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 1:51 PM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Tables Accessibility Question About TBODY Tag
> On Jul 21, 2011, at 9:14 AM, Steve Faulkner wrote:
>> I don't know of any AT that recognize or make use of tbbody tfoot or thead elements.
> THEAD and TFOOT are commonly used by browsers that repeating (on each printed page) the head and foot of tables that span multiple pages. This is a mainstream browser feature, so it does not fit into the typical definition of assistive technology, but it does contribute to the PERCEIVABLE and UNDERSTANDABLE principles of WCAG 2.0. I don't know of any special feature of TBODY.
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