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[xhtml2] SUMMARY role/property module

From: <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 03:27:21 -0000
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This is a QA Review comment for "XHTML 2.0"
8th WD

About http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-xhtml2-20060726/mod-metaAttributes.html#s_metaAttributesmodule

Summary is an important elements for the accessibility of tables, but it would be as much useful if it could be used in other contexts and not only table. There might be future objects inserted in future versions of XHTML documents that would need a summary for accessibility reason. Make it a role attribute module in coordination with WAI Activity and then extend its usage to not only tables. The usage of this attribute can be made mandatory or strongly encouraged for tables to not loose the feature offered by the summary elements now.

summary is not necessary the best name which can be chosen for this attribute as well, but it's less of an issue.

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager, QA Activity Lead
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