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From: Andy Keyworth <akeyworth@tbase.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:09:54 -0500
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Thought I'd jump in on this one- I tested some simple HTML tables (both with
and without the <TBODY> element) using JAWS 10.0 and NVDA 2012.2.1. None of
these seemed to recognize, or change behavior due to, <TBODY>.


I'm hard-pressed to think of an example or situation where changing screen
reader behaviour for <TBODY> would really be mandated; it's an
under-utilized element; many tables have header cells right inside what we'd
consider the table body, anyway; and well-structured, accessible tables are
possible anyway.



>Hi Gian,

>On 9 Jan 2013, at 08:06, Gian Wild wrote:

>Does anyone know how screen readers handle TBODY?

>any understanding or requests how they should handle it?



(Apologies for the accidental duplicate message sent earlier.)




Andy Keyworth
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