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Re: Table Summary Change Proposal

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 07:18:58 -0600
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa1003020518m253fc471l1bee28fc3c221953@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>
Cc: "public-html-a11y@w3.org" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Hi Leif,

Thanks for putting this Change Proposal together and for your
thoughtful responses on the other thread, Leif. I'll be giving them
serious thought. Your proposal removes much of what is wrong with

As the recent survey was split and the discussion on the other thread
seems to be at a stalemate, it might help if the group came to
consensus on a table summary's current and future functional
requirements.  As mentioned previously [2], a survey on that might
help. You have already answered these but if the group did it might

* Is a summary's purpose to provide an overview of how data has been
organized into a table or a brief explanation of complex data table as
stated in WCAG2's H73 or is it to provide a long description as stated
in HTML 4?

* Text string, restricted inline content, inline content, or block
level content?

* Invisible, visible, or some combination (button) by default?

* Visibility settings via user agent or markup or CSS or JavaScript?

If the group agrees on the requirements in advance, writing a proposal
would be much easier.

Best Regards,

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2010Feb/0572.html
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Tuesday, 2 March 2010 13:19:33 UTC

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