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Caption in HTML 5 table

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Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 19:01:43 +0000
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To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
Name: Rabab Gomaa
Email: rabab.gomaa@inspection.gc.ca
Affiliation: Governement 
Document: TD
Item Number: H39
Part of Item: Applicability
Comment Type: general comment
Summary of Issue: Caption in HTML 5 table
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
We have many tables on the website with no captions. 

WCAG success criterion 1.3.1 requires caption or summary for tables. Summary is obsolete in HTML 5. 

Does this mean that data tables require caption to pass sc 1.3.1 or having a heading with a paragraph would be acceptable? Sometimes the table is preceded by a heading or heading and a paragraph that is explaining the table content. 

Having a data table with no caption would still pass 1.3.1? 

We migrated to HTML 5 and looking for a data tables solution that wouldn't fail later on WCAG HTML 5. 

We used to rely on summary in the past and our tables do not necessary have captions.

A feedback from WCAG Working Group would be appreciated. 

Proposed Change:
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