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Re: Summary of Thursday's IRC conversation about @summary

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 14:46:02 +0300
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <31116E82-3F96-4B1A-90E5-12B24F4B58F4@iki.fi>
To: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
On Jun 9, 2009, at 14:31, Shelley Powers wrote:

> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> I'm observing that in the light of 'best practice' how @summary is  
>> supposed to be used, only the empty summary attributes comply but  
>> actual longer-than-caption summaries of data tables are nowhere to  
>> be found in Philip's data. (summary="Calendar" may be useful but  
>> doesn't match the best practice put forward.)
> I don't believe a requirement for summary is that it must be longer  
> than caption. Your argument is looking for a fault where there is  
> none.

Quoting from http://www.w3.org/mid/4A279FC9.4080904@cfit.ie
"It is also worth noting that <caption> is a terse descriptor.  
@summary is a long descriptor."

See also http://www.w3.org/mid/4A27C273.9030704@malform.no

Henri Sivonen
Received on Tuesday, 9 June 2009 11:46:41 UTC

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