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Re: [WebAIM] Tables with sticky headers

From: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:15:25 -0500
Message-ID: <CAJi9Cqpz2=5pog5ZEk5+PPyz6jEk-AMkZHJ=8S4CRajncYLW=Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org, james@nurthen.com
Hi Jon,
Right I am aware of that spec in HTML 4.01  for printing table and
that there's no on-screen support. And developers concoct solutions to
get around it for onscreen use and create accessibility issues. The
link in the original email has some possible solutions.
I am only wondering if HTML5 has / can come up with a method that will
garner browser support.
Thanks,
Sailesh



On 2/19/14, Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com> wrote:
> 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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