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

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:01:02 -0400
Message-ID: <CAJi9CqrNb4TfterFnZ8ZY_SS4SqD4HeEEY4iJ95T3b2sNfpKOw@mail.gmail.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Right. I agree with Jonathan.

A heading before the table is like a section heading  ...not exactly a
caption and is not bound programmatically with the table like the
caption.
Yet a JAWS user for instance can have the heading text  nearest the
table read out while navigating the table. That does provide
relationship  info if that is the author's intent.
For something that is really a caption, mark it up as a caption and
not as a heading.
Sailesh Panchang
www.deque.com



On 4/23/13, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com> wrote:
>   WCAG success criterion 1.3.1 requires caption or summary for tables.
> Summary is obsolete in HTML 5.
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> 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
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> *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
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> Hello,
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> We have many tables on the website with no captions.
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> WCAG success criterion 1.3.1 requires caption or summary for tables.
> Summary is obsolete in HTML 5.
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> Does this mean that data tables require caption to pass sc 1.3.1 or having
> a heading with a paragraph would be acceptable?
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> Sometimes the table is preceded by a heading or heading and a paragraph
> that is explaining the table content.
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> We migrated to HTML 5 and looking for a data tables solution that wouldn't
> fail later on WCAG HTML 5.
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> A feedback from WCAG Working Group would be appreciated.
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> Thank you,
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> Rabab
>
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