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Re: HTML5 DL Element vs. WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria

From: Frank M. Palinkas <fmpalinkas@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2014 11:21:18 -0800
Message-ID: <CAN6dTQU=Luqv=1p3qB-tSCpdEWuF3d9nJ6qEs_dBnixnihAfQw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I respectfully disagree with your statement regarding two column tabular
data tables.

Data that is two dimensional belongs in a list (ol, ul, or dl).

Data that is three dimensional makes use of tabular data tables.

The use of two column data tables to format two dimensional data is
semantically incorrect. The two column table structure is only being used
for presentation purposes.

Kind regards,

Frank M. Palinkas
Senior Technical Writer
Quixey, Inc., Mountain View, California
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On Thu, Feb 6, 2014 at 11:10 AM, Sailesh Panchang <
sailesh.panchang@deque.com> wrote:

> DL-DT-DD is good for  conveying paired relations that can be
> represented in a 2-column data table too ... basically wherever  there
> is a label->data relationship.
> Use either that suits the specific design preference / style as long
> as data relationships are conveyed as intended in order to meet SC
> 1.3.1 (A).
>  Regards,
> Sailesh
>
>
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