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Re: Proposed note after checkpoint 8.1

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 12:42:53 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
cc: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0004171242080.7852-100000@tux.w3.org>
Where cells are blocked into axes, or colgroups, there should be some way of
rendering this information (CSS is a good technique - surprise!)

Charles McCN

On Mon, 17 Apr 2000, Jon Gunderson wrote:

  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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