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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.


Cathy Laws

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                      Jon Gunderson                                                                                                    
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                      w3c-wai-ua-reques         same row  of column as the data cell                                                   
                      09/30/2004 02:13                                                                                                 

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


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)


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