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Re: Table formatting

From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 11:35:45 +1100 (AEDT)
To: WAI HC Working Group <w3c-wai-hc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.95.971103112616.13761A-100000@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>
A few clarifications are needed:

Speakrow is a property which applies to each row of the table in turn and
governs the procedure by which it is read. Similarly, Speakcell is a
property that controls the reading of every data cell.

Example:

tr { speakrow: cue(bell.aiff), cells(1-n) }
td { speakcell: pause(100%), header, data }

CSS experts: please check the syntax of my examples for correctness and
elegance.

In my previous messages, I explained that the CELLS variable accepted
numerical parameters as well as the variable "n", which refers to the last
cell in the row (n being the number of cells). I forgot to mention that if
a numerical value is out of range (greater than n), then it should be
taken as referring to cell n.

I hope these remarks deflect certain objections and make it easier to
understand my proposal.

We still need a mechanism to control the reading of tables which are
column rather than row dominant.
Received on Sunday, 2 November 1997 19:36:04 UTC

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