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Re: EPUB tables in reading solutions

From: Laurent Le Meur <laurent.lemeur@edrlab.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 18:55:20 +0200
Message-Id: <2B0FB42A-D8CA-4926-A8B7-D38741591221@edrlab.org>
Cc: W3C EPUB3 Community Group <public-epub3@w3.org>, Jiminy Panoz <jiminy@chapalpanoz.com>
To: Gregorio Pellegrino <gregorio.pellegrino@fondazionelia.org>
To add a precision (that you'll find in the video), Jiminy Panoz worked two years ago on the notion of "responsive table", carefully authored.
Obviously, a basic and large HTML table in a reflowable EPUB, on an app using CSS multi-columns, will not be displayed correctly on a smartphone. 

Cordialement, 

Laurent Le Meur
CTO EDRLab

> Le 28 août 2019 à 18:11, Gregorio Pellegrino - Fondazione LIA <gregorio.pellegrino@fondazionelia.org> a écrit :
> 
> Dear CG,
> recently at Fondazione LIA we have been working on an accessible EPUB 3 with technical content. We realized that different reading systems have problems displaying complex tables that, although correctly structured in HTML and CSS, are cut in the reading mode (attached some screenshots of example).
> 
> We have been confronted with Jiminy Panoz and EDRLab not finding a practical solution applicable.
> 
> In our opinion we should find guidelines for EPUB authors and reading solutions, since more and more content producers want to produce academic, professional, scientific and not only narrative texts in EPUB.
> 
> What could be the right way forward? Identify tables with particular attributes (ARIA or epub:type) for correct identification by reading solutions? Any other ideas?
> 
> A good starting point could be the intervention of Toby Green, OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) at EPUB SUMMIT 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YkYBmh8YWM#t=36m25s <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YkYBmh8YWM#t=36m25s>
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> Gregorio
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