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Re: A look at tables

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 22:23:30 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199912290623.WAA09808@netcom.com>
To: ij@w3.org, schwer@us.ibm.com
Cc: phoenixl@netcom.com, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Hi,

Actually, the methodology does handle spanned cells.  The nested table
navigation is dependent on how nested tables are represented which is why
I didn't include it.  I believe that the level of abstraction is probably
great enough to allow for different types.

The table navigation is probably better left to the assistive technology
developers.  I guess one question is how much of a browser will
access technology need to become?

Scott

> User agents should not be considered with table navigation because it is an
> unwarranted burden on them. This should be left up to the assistive
> technology. The example mentioned below does not deal with an embedded
> table or cells spanning multiple columns. The task is very complex.
> Furthermore, your table navigation mechansim may need to change for
> different types of devices.
> 
> Rich
Received on Wednesday, 29 December 1999 01:23:33 UTC

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