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Re: Minutes from 27 February 2001 BOF

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 09:45:30 -0500 (EST)
To: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
cc: <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0103140943590.20711-100000@tux.w3.org>
On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Hugo Haas wrote:

  > Philippe: also summary on tables.

  Philippe was saying that summary, for table should be required:

    <!ATTLIST table
  	  summary         CDATA           #IMPLIED
  	  border          CDATA           #IMPLIED
  	  frame           (void|above
  			  |border)        #IMPLIED
  	  rules           (none|groups
  			  |all)           #IMPLIED
  	  cellspacing     CDATA           #IMPLIED
  	  cellpadding     CDATA           #IMPLIED>

  The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0[3] list this
  checkpoint[4] as a priority 3 ("A Web content developer may address
  this checkpoint."), but documents are never "too accessible", so I
  guess that this change would not hurt.

    3. http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/
    4. http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-WEBCONTENT-19990505/#tech-table-summaries

CMN: The requirement is to have a summary of the table. HTML provides two
choices for this - either through the summary attribute, or through the
caption element (which means the summary is generally rendered).


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