Re: WCAG Checkpoint 5.3

From: "Pablo Enríquez" <>
Subject: WCAG Checkpoint 5.3

> I've got phew questions about WCAG Checkpoint 5.3:
> "5.3 Do not use tables for layout unless the table
> makes sense when linearized. Otherwise, if the table
> does not make sense, provide an alternative equivalent
> (which may be a linearized version). [Priority 2]"
> I've read this and WAI Techniques many times and I
> think the majority of tables on the web are readable
> and understandable line by line.

There is a slightly weighted random chance that this can happen.

> I believe this
> checkpoint don´t forbid table layout for AA at all.
> What's more, possibly the checkpoint promotes nested
> tables.
> What do you think about it?

Have a look at checkpoint 3.1 [Priority 2] which contains:

"[use] style sheets to format text and control layout",

and checkpoint 3.3:

"3.3 Use stylesheets to control layout and presentation. [Priority 2]"


Received on Friday, 27 June 2003 05:31:02 UTC