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Comment LC-1078

From: Gian Sampson-Wild <gian@tkh.com.au>
Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2007 18:39:24 +1000
To: "'Loretta Guarino Reid'" <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Cc: <public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000501c7bbbb$5b6a4c80$b300a8c0@tkhcomputer>

Comment 54:

Source: http://www.w3.org/mid/001f01c695f9$31b504e0$9288b23a@tkhcomputer
(Issue ID: LC-1078)

SCOPE: One of the HTML techniques is to usee the scope attribute to
associate header cells and data cells in tables. Research has shown that
SCOPE is not supported by any known assistive technology and therefore
should not be advocated.

Proposed Change:

Remove the SCOPE HTML technique, OR indicate that it is not supported yet,
and TH & TD are preferable

Response from Working Group:

We have added a User Agent note on H63 that warns users about the poor
support in earlier versions of sceen readers. Current screen readers have
come a long way in supporting SCOPE but there are still some minor problems.
At the current time, we recommend the use of the element wherever possible.
However, there are some circumstances where SCOPE is desirable. We have
added a similar note to the table techniques (H51 and H43) recommending the
TH element over the Scope attribute and suggesting the use of Stylesheets to
adjust the look of the TH element.
Response from GSW:
Thank you for addressing my comment.
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