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Re: Table summary attribute detection using the rotor

From: Joshue O Connor CFIT <joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 09:55:06 +0000
Message-ID: <4F15457A.5000408@ncbi.ie>
To: devarshipant@gmail.com
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi Devarshi,

> Hi all – I noticed that the table summary does not voice when I use
> the rotor (in i pad). Has anyone else experienced this?

Sorry for the late reply, I thought some other people would give their 2 
cents first, but obviously not :-/

It's probably due to the fact that the HTML5 spec has obsoleted 
@summary, so it isn't supported within VO. While the fat lady hasn't 
totally finished signing, she is certainly past warming up and is at the 
end of her ARIA (no pun intended), and @summary firmly has 9 toes in the 
grave.

As an aside, there was a _slim_  chance (a nano/wafer slim chance) that 
there may have been a reprieve - but at this stage I can't say I'm 
hopeful. I've pretty much said all I have to say. For those interested, 
the 'stay of execution' request is on the ESW wiki. If anyone wishes to 
add anything, or thinks they have a fresh angle on why @summary should 
stay - please ping me. [1]

For some general background on the issue. [2]

Cheers

Josh

[1] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/ReinstateTableSummary
[2] http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/SummaryForTABLE


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