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Re: Tables and the Summary attribute

From: Alan Chuter <achuter@teleservicios.es>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 12:05:09 +0200
To: w3c-wai-ig@listhub.w3.org
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The bottom line is that the summary text is not visible. So if the  
information needs to be read by all users, don't use summary, use the  
caption element instead.

(A) is for everyone, so it goes in the caption, not the summary.
(B) is not for everyone, as visual users can already see the structure, so  
it goes in the summary.

En Thu, 22 Sep 2005 09:28:52 +0100, Jon Gibbins (dotjay)  
<dotjay@nov5th.net> escribió:

> Terrence Wood wrote:
>> What is the best use of the table summary attribute to (A) summarize the
>> content of the table, or (B) provide a descriptive narrative on the
>> structure of the table?

Alan Chuter
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