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Re: Example of a data table that has data cells with headers that are not in the same row of column as the data cell

From: Catherine Laws <claws@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 16:03:48 -0500
To: Peter Korn <korn@sun.com>, W3C WAI-UAWG <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF49BAD112.BA7E5208-ON86256F1F.007356DF-86256F1F.0073B610@us.ibm.com>





Here is a page from the IBM Web Accessibility  Guidelines that shows a
complex data table that uses header attributes for row header cells that
span rows and include header cells in a second column.

http://www-306.ibm.com/able/guidelines/web/webtableheaders.html

Cathy Laws

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                      Jon Gunderson                                                                                                    
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The second example of table headers shows headers that are not
in the same column and row as the data cell.

http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-HTML-TECHS/#identifying-table-rows-columns

For example you may want the screen reader to say:

"San Jose 26 August 1997 meals 27 dollars and 28 cents"

Key HTML markup is:

1. "id" attribute set on the header cell
2. "headers" attribute set on the data cell (containts a list
of associated header ids)

Jon


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