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Re: Data Table with Row and Column Grouping

From: Pierre Dubois <duboisp2@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:56:39 -0400
Message-ID: <CAPGwD7h5+3=CaPcZHNMZR4sAsgtrr+37xXXPuv-v2Ao+ya6Liw@mail.gmail.com>
To: WAI Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi all,

Can you please provide input to my query about how I can use the WAI-ARIA
attribute to enhance the complex data table. And please let me know if you
have comments on the 12 techniques listed in my email below.

I would greatly appreciate your feedback.

Thank you kindly,

:-)

Pierre Dubois

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 10:32 AM, Pierre Dubois <duboisp2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I would like to have your suggestion and opinion about complex data tables
> with row and column groupings.
>
> Recently, I developed a javascript table parser where is able to handle
> complex data table. From that project I drafted 12 techniques for HTML data
> tables.
>
>    1. Defining a Key Cell<http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/docs/tableparser/keycell-techniques.html>
>    2. Defining a Data Row Group<http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/docs/tableparser/rowgrouping-techniques.html>
>    3. Summaries a Data Row Group<http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/docs/tableparser/summariesrowgroup-techniques.html>
>    4. Structuring the Header Row<http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/docs/tableparser/headerrowgroupstructure-techniques.html>
>    5. Describing a Row Header Cell<http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/docs/tableparser/rowheader-description-techniques.html>
>    6. Describing a Row Group Header Cell<http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/docs/tableparser/rowgroupheader-description-techniques.html>
>    7. Defining Column Group Header<http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/docs/tableparser/colgroupheader-techniques.html>
>    8. Structuring the Header Column Cell<http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/docs/tableparser/headercolgroupstructure-techniques.html>
>    9. Defining a Data Column Group<http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/docs/tableparser/datacolgroup-techniques.html>
>    10. Summaries a Data Column Group<http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/docs/tableparser/colgroupsummary-techniques.html>
>    11. Describing a Column Header Cell<http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/docs/tableparser/colheader-description-techniques.html>
>    12. Defining a Layout Cell<http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/docs/tableparser/layoutcell-techniques.html>
>
>
> I also created an HTML Table Validator<http://wet-boew.github.com/wet-boew/docs/tableparser/validator-htmltable.html>that can be used to set ids/headers/aria-describedby attribute and to know
> if the table is well structured.
>
> Now I wonder how I can use the WAI-ARIA attribute to enhance the complex
> data table. For data summaries I currently thinking of using an
> "aria-label" with the value "Data Summary" for each relevant data cell.
> Regarding the multiple level relationship between column and row, do you
> think I should use the attribute the "aria-level" ?
>
>
>
> Thanks for your help and have a nice day
>
> :-)
>
> Pierre Dubois
>
>
>
>
Received on Friday, 31 August 2012 14:57:08 UTC

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