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Re: Taking another round at @summary

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 15:57:12 +0200
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, HTML WG Public List <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <104B9FD0-F774-4DD1-A4B9-EA656777733D@iki.fi>
To: Denis Boudreau <dboudreau@webconforme.com>
On Jan 5, 2010, at 20:24, Denis Boudreau wrote:

> For instance, here in Quebec (Canada), like most public administrations, we are putting together our own adaption of WCAG 2.0, an accessibility standard called SGQRI 008. 
> In that standard, the use of the @summary is mandatory for complex data tables. Mandatory.

Is http://www.msg.gouv.qc.ca/documents/standards/accessibiliteVCT.pdf the latest version of the Quebec standard draft? If so, it indeed says: "9. En matière de tableau : a) dans un site Web public, un tableau complexe de données doit comporter un résumé indiqué à l’aide de l’attribut summary ;"

WCAG 2.0 itself is syntax-agnostic (format-agnostic even) by design. Since the Quebec standard draft loses this important characteristic of WCAG 2.0, I encourage you to report this a bug to drafters of SGQRI 008. 

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 6 January 2010 13:57:46 UTC

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