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Re: [Tutorials] New organization of the tables tutorial

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 14:37:36 +0200
Message-ID: <53999F10.7080203@w3.org>
To: Eric Eggert <ee@w3.org>
CC: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Hi Eric,

Just a thought, though maybe you've played with this idea already: how 
about breaking up the "simple tables" page into one page with just the 
first example of the simplest table possible (call it "Flat Tables" or 
such), and a second page with the remaining examples that use scope? I 
think the "simple tables" has become rather daunting, so I'm trying to 
break out that first example to start really simple. Would that work?

Best,
   Shadi


On 12.6.2014 11:35, Eric Eggert wrote:
> Hi Group,
>
> I’ve applied the structural changes we talked about in the call last
> Friday[1].
>
> 1) Moved the example with table headers only in one column to the simple
> tables page[2].
> 2) Explained the scope attribute on the simple tables page[3].
>
> Then I realized (after speaking with Shadi about the changes), that the
> offset column example is the only one left in irregular tables where
> scope defines the direction of the heading, and that the other example
> define the range of the heading.
>
> So I made even more changes:
>
> 1) Moved the Offset Column example to simple tables[4]
> 2) Added an two tier table header example to the irregular tables page
> (as requested by WCAG WG)[5]
> 3) Explained on irregular tables  more about the grouping using the
> <colgroup> and <tbody> elements (this is not finalized yet)[6]
>
> I’d love to hear your opinion about the changes, either via email or in
> the call this Friday.
>
> To compare old and new version, you find the old version here:
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/tutorials/tables/
>
> And the new version here:
> https://w3c.github.io/wai-tutorials/tables/
>
> More changes in the changelog:
> https://w3c.github.io/wai-tutorials/changelog/
>
> Best,
> Eric
>
> [1] <http://www.w3.org/2014/06/06-eo-minutes.html>
> [2]
> <https://w3c.github.io/wai-tutorials/tables/simple/#table-with-header-cells-in-one-column-only>
>
> [3] <https://w3c.github.io/wai-tutorials/tables/simple/>
> [4]
> <https://w3c.github.io/wai-tutorials/tables/simple/#table-with-an-offset-column-of-header-cells>
>
> [5]
> <https://w3c.github.io/wai-tutorials/tables/irregular/#table-with-two-tier-headings>
>
> [6] <https://w3c.github.io/wai-tutorials/tables/irregular/>
>
> --
>
> Eric Eggert, Web Accessibility Specialist
> WAI-ACT Project
>
> I’m yatil on IRC.
>
>

-- 
Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
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