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Re: How did the summary attribute become part of HTML 4.0?

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 12:16:15 +0300
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <85A9CBB3-D3CA-48DA-9C20-FC0385F04016@iki.fi>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
On Aug 7, 2009, at 11:38, Steven Faulkner wrote:

> For people who have member access there is more info here and  
> discussion:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-hc/1997OctDec/0025.html

Thanks. This one I hadn't found myself. The message has been sent  
after summary was already in a draft, though.

> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-html-wg/1997OctDec/0077.html
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-html-wg/1997OctDec/0088.html

These I had found, but they are comments *after* summary had already  
been put into a draft.

> these are just a few examples of what appears to be an in depth  
> discussion of data table accessibility in general and summary in  
> particular
> it would appear that much of the discussion went on not on the html  
> list but on the related wai list.
>  Some emails also allude to further telephone discussions around  
> this topic.

Thanks. I'll review WAI archives.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Friday, 7 August 2009 09:16:58 UTC

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