Re: summary="" in HTML5 ISSUE-32

On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:28:00 +0100, Simon Pieters <> 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:  

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