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RE: [#248] Data and layout tables: identifying and marking

From: Lee Roberts <leeroberts@roserockdesign.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 16:20:54 -0700
To: "'WAI WCAG List'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <018301c32aef$f6621800$5f814094@rose>

Both of the examples would be layout tables.  

Although a header are used in example #1, the information does not
conform to an understandable data format.  Additionally, the <br/> would
cause this example to fail validation because HTML 4.01 Transitional was
used instead of XHTML.  The image doesn't include alt text.

Example 2 simply lays the information out into visually separated
sections.  Still no order of linear express is carried through.

I'm assuming the content was not intended to be a true representation of
a web page.


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Chris Ridpath
Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 6:52 AM
Subject: [#248] Data and layout tables: identifying and marking

Here are links to 2 example tables that may muddy the destinction
between layout and data tables:


These tables layout text but make use of a header (table1) and caption
(table 2).

Would you describe them as layout or data tables?

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