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Re: Tables and the Summary attribute

From: David Dorward <david@dorward.me.uk>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 16:19:15 +0100
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20050922151915.GB21829@us-lot.org>

On Thu, Sep 22, 2005 at 04:09:04PM +0100, Jon Gibbins (dotjay) wrote:

> However, you could argue that it's like adding a blank alt attribute.
> However, you could argue that it's like saying "no, I haven't forgotten 
> about the summary attribute, there's just no need for it on this table".

A blank alt attribute says "If the image is not available, then
replace it with nothing."

A blank summary says "The data in this table can be summarised as ''"
which is a rather different kettle of fish.

Myself, I'll just stick to not using layout tables.

David Dorward                                      http://dorward.me.uk
Received on Thursday, 22 September 2005 15:20:00 UTC

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