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Test whether all th Elements have scope attribute misleading

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Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2011 08:26:29 +0000
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Name: Detlev Fischer
Email: fischer@dias.de
Affiliation: DIAS GmbH
Document: TD
Item Number: H63
Part of Item: Tests
Comment Type: general comment
Summary of Issue: Test whether all th Elements have scope attribute misleading
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
The test prescribes in
1. Check that all th elements have a scope attribute.

The scope attribute, however, is only necessary for complex data tables, the test gives the impression that it must be present in every th element.

Proposed Change:
Qualify the test by expressing ast the outset that it applies to complext data tables only, i.e.:

"For complex data tables where the relationship between heading cells and content cells must be explicitly specified because the table uses hierarchical headings or headings apply to multiple columms or rows (colgroup, rowgroup):"
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