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Re: [VE][64] document type does not allow element "TFOOT" here

From: Jukka K. Korpela <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 18:13:25 +0200
Message-ID: <C6E4FC2A53DB40EFB5DA0A1FBEB453EB@JukanPC>
To: "David Peabody" <DavidP@smdi.com>, "Lou King" <lking@knob.com>, <www-validator@w3.org>
David Peabody wrote:

> Yes, I'm a government contractor producing weekly short reports in
> printed, section 508 compliant PDF and HTML formats. Here is the URL
> of one of them: http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k9/201/201AdHeroinTx2k9.htm

In this case, the <tfoot> elements contain text that identifies the source 
of the information in the table. I don't see any reason, in Section 508 or 
elsewhere, to make it a <tfoot> element. One might even argue that it is 
semantically incorrect, or at least questionable, to do, as the text does 
not "contain information about the table's columns" but about the tabulated 
data as a whole.

Anyway, you can put in a <div> element after the table. There will be some 
CSS tuning to be done in order to make it appear properly placed with 
respect to the table.

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Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/ 
Received on Thursday, 7 January 2010 16:14:10 GMT

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