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Re: User agent support of SUMMARY attribute in tables

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 08:49:09 -0500
To: John Foliot - bytown internet <foliot@bytowninternet.com>, Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
Cc: W3c-Wai-Ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <005701c2c21d$09ef19e0$6501a8c0@handsontech>

perhaps we can persuade the folks on bobby development to add some table
analesis that does not require that the summary attrib be present in an lay
out table.  Or, we could use the tool as intended and if need be, explain
that we fail because the tool is incorrect?

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Foliot - bytown internet" <foliot@bytowninternet.com>
To: "Jon Hanna" <jon@spin.ie>
Cc: "W3c-Wai-Ig" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 7:11 AM
Subject: RE: User agent support of SUMMARY attribute in tables

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-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> 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?
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