Re: Complex Table Examples

Can we do that *and* continue to have @headers for those that need it?

As I understand it, the proposal is that <th> in the first row and
column are explicitly scoped to the row/column if @scope is omitted.
This seems like a good fallback for UAs to implement. May encourage
laziness in web developers, but if it improves accessibility it is
still worth it. (Be better, perhaps, if authoring tools applied @scope
by default).

I don't understand the arguments for removing @headers though. Isn't
it already implemented in most browsers? There seem enough cases here
to warrant it's continued part in HTML.

On 5/30/07, Anne van Kesteren <> wrote:
> On Tue, 29 May 2007 22:33:04 +0200, Laura Carlson
> <> wrote:
> >> Headers and summary are two attributes that suffer horribly from
> >> ignorance. I strongly feel that they'd be used more often if most
> >> programmers actually knew they existed.
> So given that they are not used and are make authoring large tables a
> nightmare why not define the implicit table model from HTML4 a bit more
> explicit (as HTML5 does) and have AT vendors implement that? They might
> even support current web content better.
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> <>
> <>

Received on Wednesday, 30 May 2007 21:02:03 UTC