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Re: Proposed note after checkpoint 8.1

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 09:44:03 -0500
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To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Sounds good to me.

At 04:20 PM 4/16/00 -0400, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>As part of resolving issue 235 [1], I'd like to propose
>the following note after checkpoint 8.1 and the following
>addition to the techniques document.
>Checkpoint and note:
>8.1 Make available to the user the author-specified purpose of each
>table and the relationships among the table cells and headers.
>For example, provide information about table headers,
>how headers relate to cells, table summary
>information, cell position information, table dimensions, etc.
>Graphical user agents may satisfy this checkpoint by
>rendering a table as a two dimensional grid and ensuring that
>users can find headers associated with cells.
>In HTML, beyond the TR, TH, and TD elements, the table attributes
>"summary", "abbr", "headers", "scope", and "axis" provide information
>about relationships among cells and headers.  For
>more information, refer to the section on table techniques.
>  - Ian
>[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2000/04/rfbd-20000410#issue-235
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