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From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2008 03:19:50 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0809260119t5bd3d290oe6719bfdbb2ffe4c@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Chris Wilson" <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, "James Craig" <jcraig@apple.com>, "Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Cc: "Al Gilman" <alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org>, public-html@w3.org, "W3C WAI-XTECH" <wai-xtech@w3.org>

Hi James and Gez,

James wrote:
>> Apparently this was a case that Simon and Ben discussed for the original
>> smart headers algorithm that got lost along the way somewhere. I've
>> changed it in the table inspector now so that it is handled correctly.

Gez wrote:

> That's very impressive. I've just tested it with an example that
> doesn't use the headers attribute at all [1], and the associations are
> all correct. I'd like to test it with a wider range of tables, but the
> algorithm satisfies the examples I put forward. If nested headers are
> allowed in HTML5, I think that algorithm could work very well.
> [1] http://juicystudio.com/wcag/tables/nestednoheaders.html

Thank you James! This is very impressive work. Much appreciated.

Thanks to you too Gez for all of your testing.

I have updated the headers attribute Wiki page [1] with the nested
headers option as a potential solution. I also tried to  make that
page more NPOV, as Chris suggested in yesterday's teleconference. I
did leave some of Gregory's counterpoints in the "Why Headers Should
Not be Allowed to Reference a td or nested th" section, which others
may what to address. If I missed anything else please add it. James it
would be wonderful to have your input on that page.

Again many, many thanks :-)

[1] http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/IssueTableHeaders

Best Regards,
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Friday, 26 September 2008 08:20:29 UTC

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