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Re: double underscore with meaning

From: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2018 19:38:43 -0400
Message-ID: <CAEy-OxGbDER5me3J5L2V7vS-Z+=eYtn6fOQ7UrL+wgqMeNUWdw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Charles McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex.ru>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Thanks for that history and context Chaals!

On Thu, Sep 6, 2018, 6:01 PM Chaals Nevile <chaals@yandex.ru> wrote:

> On Thu, 06 Sep 2018 17:27:16 +0200, Siegman, Tzviya <tsiegman@wiley.com>
> wrote:
>
> Making the double-underscore itself accessible seems hard, although it
> should at least be really clearly different from others. In the image you
> show, it's about three times the height including the gap between lines,
> but I find that isn't immediately visually obvious compared to the headings
> in particular.
>
> Essentially the double-underscore is noting the cell as a critical one.
> Giving that cell an appropriate label, making sure it has the right headers
> associated - and perhaps by providing a direct link to it along the lines
> of "<a href='#thatCell'>bottom line</a>: We're broke" or something similar
> would be worth considering.
>
> Some naive markup to give a sense of what the table looks like:
>
> <table>
>   <caption>SAMCO COMPANY, INC.<br>Balance Sheet<br>For the Month
> Ended...</caption>
>  <thead>
>   <th colspan="2">Assets</th>
>   <th colspan="2">Liabilities and equity</th>
>  </thead>
>
> ... some rows
> <tr>
>  <th id="totalAssets">Total assets</th><td
> headers="totalAssets">4/6</td><td>plain data</td><td>333</td>
> <tr><td colspan="2"></td><th scope="row">Total Liabilities</th><td>3d
> 3/4</td></tr>
> </table>
>
> It might be better marked up as two tables, presented side by side, since
> effectively that is what it really is.
>
> cheers
>
> Chaals
>
> Hi WAI-IG,
>
>
>
> I often work on accounting content. It is common in the accounting world
> to use a double underscore to indicate that the number is the sum, the
> final number in the column. Below is an image including a sample (sorry, I
> don’t have the HTML table to share). This can be accomplished with a CSS,
> using something like border-bottom: 10px double;
>
>
>
> My question to this group is how can I make the double underscore
> accessible?
>
> [image: cid:image008.png@01D43F96.B8AE1E10]
>
>
>
> Thanks
>
>
>
> *Tzviya Siegman*
>
> Information Standards Lead
>
> Wiley
>
> 201-748-6884
>
> tsiegman@wiley.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
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