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Re: [Tutorials] New organization of the tables tutorial

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 07:48:52 -0500
Message-ID: <5399A1B4.2040802@w3.org>
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, Eric Eggert <ee@w3.org>
CC: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
On 6/12/2014 7:37 AM, Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
> 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?

ftr, I do think we need to keep the first page simple and put scope on a separate page. (which I said in the 6 June EOWG telecon, but there were more preferences to go the other way -- but maybe now seeing how complex the first page is if it includes scope, others will think differently? :-)

~Shawn

>
> 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.
>>
>>
>
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