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RE: User agent support of SUMMARY attribute in tables

From: Nick Kew <nick@webthing.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 2003 18:14:46 +0000 (GMT)
To: Jon Hanna <jon@spin.ie>
cc: W3c-Wai-Ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0301221810560.1268-100000@jarl.webthing.com>

On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Jon Hanna wrote:

> I see nothing wrong with Bobby warning about layout tables having no summary
> attribute. Every time a table doesn't have a summary attribute someone
> should examine the question of whether it should.

Agreed.  That's straight from the WCAG, and if warning is wrong then the
fault is with the guidelines, not with the tool checking them.

But it should do as AccessValet does, and offer the user the ability
to mark the guideline as satisfied or (as in the case of summary for
a layout table) Not Applicable.  That is, of course, after issuing the

Nick Kew
Received on Wednesday, 22 January 2003 13:14:51 UTC

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