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RE: User agent support of SUMMARY attribute in tables

From: John Foliot - bytown internet <foliot@bytowninternet.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 07:11:30 -0500
To: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>
Cc: "W3c-Wai-Ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <GKEFJJEKDDIMBHJOGLENCEJDDBAA.foliot@bytowninternet.com>

Well, if you need to shut up "Bobby", (and strangely, this seems to be a
requirement in many places even though it is not a true "validator") then
summary="" will do it (at least it used to - I have not tried on the new
Watchfire Bobby).  I wonder out loud if this really adds anything to the
accessibility of a site though...


> -----Original Message-----
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> Behalf Of Jon Hanna
> Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:32 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: User agent support of SUMMARY attribute in tables
> Which would be preferable; no summary attribute, or a null
> summary attribute
> (summary="").
> The latter would appear to have the advantage of explicitly
> stating that it
> is a table that is best given without a summary, as opposed to a
> table which
> perhaps should have a summary, if only the author would provide it.
> Do people agree with my theory?
> Does practical use agree with my theory?
Received on Wednesday, 22 January 2003 07:11:33 UTC

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