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Re: CALS table question

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 03:18:14 +1100
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, brentmh@rice.edu
To: "Jason Megginson" <jason@bartsite.com>
Message-Id: <97C49DB6-39EE-11D7-B4C6-000A95678F24@sidar.org>

Thanks to Jason for pointing me at a tutorial [1] on the CALS table 
model as used in CNXML. It contains pointers to the specification of 
the model.

It seems from a brief reading that neither of these techniques is 
applicable to what is defined for CALS tables. The "scope" attribute 
seems to have similarities with colspec/spanspec in CALS. You could 
specify an XSLT transformation that would convert a page to XHTML and 
would pick up on the existing information in the CALS model to produce 
a result that was known to meet the Web Content Accessibility 
Guidelines requirements for tables as a possible approach.

It may be that there is already information in "the semantic web" about 
CALS tables and how to convert them to some known accessible form. If 
not, we may be able to develop a method to create and use such 



[1] http://cnx.rice.edu/content/m9007/latest/

On Thursday, Feb 6, 2003, at 02:50 Australia/Melbourne, Jason Megginson 

> Hello,
> Can either the scope method or id/headers method work for CALS table 
> models?  Also, can anyone recommend any good resources explaining this 
> type of table markup?
> Thank you,
> J
Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
Fundación SIDAR                       http://www.sidar.org
Received on Thursday, 6 February 2003 11:18:32 UTC

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