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ISSUE-32 Table Summary Change Proposal

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:10:41 -0600
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa1002231610v427f7d03ibc9a64d4f30752bd@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hello Everyone,

I have drafted a Change Proposal for HTML ISSUE-32.

The current editor's draft lacks a valid and conforming way to provide
a non-visual, explicitly associated, programmatic, table summary
mechanism for users who cannot see the visual rendering of a table.
HTML5 currently makes the summary attribute obsolete. It recommends
against using the summary attribute.

This change proposal:

* Makes the summary attribute valid and conforming.
* Requires user agents to make the summary attribute visible on demand
with some type of a preference or switch in the user agent/browser.
* Replaces current spec text with suggested text.

Full proposal is at:

Ideas for improvement are most welcome.


Best regards,
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 00:11:08 UTC

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