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[Bug 13129] Accessible Tables examples in HTML 5 spec

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Date: Thu, 01 Dec 2011 00:48:31 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13129

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #2 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-12-01 00:48:29 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: The argument here basically boils down to "the user might skip the
text before the table by jumping straight to the table, and thus not understand
what the table is about". Well yes. They might also skip past a paragraph and
read the next one, and thus not know what the paragraph is about. At the end of
the day, readers have to read the page to understand what it says, whether it's
with a screen reader, reading directly from a screen, or any other mode.
Authors aren't going to be adding markup to handle readers who aren't reading.
What if the reader were to skip past the summary?

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