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Re: summary="" in HTML5 ISSUE-32

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:39:28 +0100
To: "Simon Pieters" <simonp@opera.com>, "Steven Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Cc: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.upyin2moidj3kv@hp-a0a83fcd39d2>
On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:28:00 +0100, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com> wrote:

> At best you could make summary="" visible in standards mode but  
> not in quirks mode, but I'd bet that would still "break" too many pages  
> for browser vendords to be able to do (and we generally don't want to  
> add more differences between the modes anyway). I've added
>    table:before { content:attr(summary); display:table-caption }
> to my user style sheet to see what it looks like. Now I just need a list  
> of random pages that use summary... Ah, here we go:  
> http://canvex.lazyilluminati.com/survey/2007-07-17/analyse.cgi/tagattr/table/summary

I've now looked at some of these pages and concluded that it's not acceptable to make summary="" visible due to pages that say summary="Layout table" or summary="right column", etc. I also noted that not all of those are in quirks mode.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 26 February 2009 11:40:16 UTC

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