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Re: Fw: Jaws' parallel DOM?

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 12:48:26 -0500
To: Bart Simons <bart.simons@ascii.be>
Cc: User Agent Working group list <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-Id: <264a6df2.3c57d0c0.8371f00@expms1.cites.uiuc.edu>

Bart,
The use of THEAD and TBODY may not be of use to JAWS, but it
can be used to create more usable visual renderings of
information that support all users, but also users who magnify
font size and want the table headers to remain visible while
scrolling through data cells.

The following examples demonstrates how headers can be fixed
and allow data cell scrolling.

Currently the only browser I know that supports this type of
markup is Mozilla.  Please try the following example in the
Mozilla browser.

http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/TS/html401/cp1001/1001-THEAD-TBODY-TFOOT-OVERFLOW.html

Jon


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 6 May 2004 12:25:36 -0400
>From: "david poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>  
>Subject: Fw: Jaws' parallel DOM?  
>To: "User Agent Working group list" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
>
>
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Bart Simons" <bart.simons@ascii.be>
>To: "jaws mailinglist" <jfw@freelists.org>
>Sent: Thursday, May 06, 2004 11:04 AM
>Subject: Jaws' parallel DOM?
>
>
>Hi,
>
>In this long article
>(http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/implementation/eval_win_jaws402.html)
I read the
>following sentence:
>"JAWS uses there own parallel DOM"
>(cfr. checkpoint 6.1)
>
>Further down the document (checkpoint 8.1) they state that
tags like thead,
>tbody and tfoot are available through the dom.
>
>DOM is short for document object model but what does it mean
that JAws uses
>its own parallel DOM. And how can I benefit from a web page
using tags like
>THEAD and TBODY?
>The document speaks about JFW4.2. I have been using several
version ranging
>from JFW3 to JFW5 at this moment. I never experienced any
differnece in an
>HTML table that uses these tags or not.
>Thanks in advance
>Bart
>
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