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Re: ACTION-128: Draft @summary voting text in conjunction with PF

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2009 12:07:05 +0100
Message-ID: <4A51DAD9.8090504@cfit.ie>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org
Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
> When you guys develop the wording, I'd suggest also having this as an
> explicit option:
> ( ) The text currently in the HTML5 spec is mostly fine, but should in
> addition make summary="" conforming for authors without encouraging it
> over other options:
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/tabular-data.html#table-descriptions
> I believe this represents the point of view of many Working Group
> members better than the first two options, enough that it shouldn't be
> just a write-in.

That would be fine with me. @summary is suitable as a solution for what
it is designed to do (overview of complex data tables) and when there
are other suitable mechanisms that are semantically better, they should
of course be used.

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