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

From: Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 15:37:56 +0200
Message-ID: <4A3108B4.3020809@malform.no>
To: James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>, HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>
Leif Halvard Silli On 09-06-10 17.29:
> James Graham On 09-06-10 17.12:
>> Leif Halvard Silli wrote:
>>>> As a child of <table> <summary> (or any other element) has too bad 
>>>> legacy compatibility properties to work.
>> I discussed the issues here:
>>> http://www.w3.org/mid/4A2DC7A6.206@malform.no

>> The statement that this solution is fully workable ignores 
>> the fact that AT must be updated to understand the <figure> element 
>> implies a relationship between the <figcaption> (or <legend>) and the 
>> table.

The draft already specifies that UAs must accept "taint" inside 
<table>[1]. A consequence of accepting taint would be that the 
<summary> element becomes possible even in Webkit and Firefox.

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Jun/0382
leif halvard silli
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