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RE: Question about SC 1.3.1 for caption in HTML 5 table

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:31:36 -0400
Message-ID: <8aae396a3f431642f8b74d95d27c7b26@mail.gmail.com>
To: Rabab Gomaa <Rabab.Gomaa@inspection.gc.ca>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
  WCAG success criterion 1.3.1 requires caption or summary for tables.
Summary is obsolete in HTML 5.

My read of WCAG indicates caption elements are only required when a caption
is visibly present.  Thus, it requires associate of caption text with the
table only when caption type content is present.

Jonathan



*From:* Rabab Gomaa [mailto:Rabab.Gomaa@inspection.gc.ca]
*Sent:* Tuesday, April 23, 2013 10:07 AM
*To:* w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
*Subject:* Question about SC 1.3.1 for caption in HTML 5 table



Hello,



We have many tables on the website with no captions.

WCAG success criterion 1.3.1 requires caption or summary for tables.
Summary is obsolete in HTML 5.



Does this mean that data tables require caption to pass sc 1.3.1 or having
a heading with a paragraph would be acceptable?

Sometimes the table is preceded by a heading or heading and a paragraph
that is explaining the table content.



We migrated to HTML 5 and looking for a data tables solution that wouldn't
fail later on WCAG HTML 5.



A feedback from WCAG Working Group would be appreciated.



Thank you,

Rabab
Received on Tuesday, 23 April 2013 14:32:05 UTC

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