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Re: No SUMMARY attribute in tables for layout

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 19:46:58 +1100
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "Jesper Tverskov" <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>
Message-Id: <115E09AD-2DE6-11D7-B7AD-000A95678F24@sidar.org>

Yes, if we agree then this should be the case. I think noting this in 
the techniques is a good solution. I don't believe there is much 
research behind the 99.99% figure, because 84.43% of statistics are 
just made up, but for whatever data tables there are (at 0.01% that is 
still probably millions) it is still good to have a summary, whether it 
is in the summary attribute or in the table caption so everyone can see 

you can propose that as a comment on the guidelines or techniques 
document and then  the working group is obliged to consider it and 
respond. You can also check the groups pages, issues lists and mail 
archives to find out if it has been considered already... 



On Wednesday, Jan 22, 2003, at 18:28 Australia/Melbourne, Jesper 
Tverskov wrote:

> If we all agree that the summary attribute should only be used for 
> data tables, and considering that 99,99% of tables used today is used 
> for layout, the WAICAG should tell us not to use the summary attribute 
> in tables for layout and tools for validation should accept missing 
> summary attributes in tables for layout.
> Cheers,
> Jesper Tverskov
Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
Fundación SIDAR                       http://www.sidar.org
Received on Wednesday, 22 January 2003 03:47:25 UTC

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