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RE: [WebAIM] Tables with sticky headers

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:10:04 -0500
Message-ID: <52effce77966f0b9e053b058a240c81f@mail.gmail.com>
To: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: james@nurthen.com
Sailesh, yes this was the intention of the thead and tfoot elements.  In
addition, the thead and tfoot should appear on the top and bottom of each
table that spans pages when printing tables.  This feature however hasn't
been well supported in browsers on-screen.

Jonathan

-----Original Message-----
From: Sailesh Panchang [mailto:sailesh.panchang@deque.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 8:59 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Cc: james@nurthen.com
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Tables with sticky headers

James and perhaps Steve,

Does HTML5 have a solution to this problem? This has been a problem for
long and just marking up table header rows within a THEAD and having an
attribute that  like'no VScroll' (I made it up) at the THEAD level or for
every TR in the THEAD should make the user agents treat those rows as
fixed.
And maybe also no horizontal scroll for row header columns. This should
make the table headers lock like in an Excel table.
Thoughts?
Thanks,
Sailesh



On 2/18/14, James Nurthen <james@nurthen.com> wrote:
> See
> http://juicystudio.com/article/accessible_data_tables_static_headers.p
> hp
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 9:54 AM, Ann Wawrose
> <ann.wawrose@rackspace.com>wrote:
>
>> Hey Everybody!
>> Anybody have an experience with making tables with "sticky headers"
i.e.
>> the table header stays in place as you scroll down the page? Most of
>> the solution I've seen involve a secondary header div that makes
>> sense visually but seems like it would make things confusing for
>> people with screen readers.
>> Ann
>>
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