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Re: Is CAPTION always necessary?

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 30 May 2003 08:50:29 -0700
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "RUST Randal" <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
Message-Id: <70001392-92B6-11D7-8C08-000393D9E692@idyllmtn.com>

On Friday, May 30, 2003, at 05:52 AM, RUST Randal wrote:
> Because I don't want to have the page title as 'Users' and then the
> table caption as 'Users.' Plus it's there in the summary. It's 
> redundant
> whether you're looking at the table or having it read to you. In my
> mind, it does harm. I feel like it's insulting someone's intelligence 
> to
> say, "It's a table of users." basically three times.
> My question is really about whether or not it causes an accessibility
> issue by not including the <caption>. I can't see how it would.

I agree with you.  In this case there don't seem to be any additional
barriers introduced if you leave out <caption>.

In fact, it's rare that a lack of <caption> would introduce 
problems, especially if summary and headers are properly used.

Anyone care to disagree by providing a counter-example?


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