Re: HTML WG needs complex tables with accessible markup

Hi Gregory,

On 06/06/07, Gregory J. Rosmaita <> wrote:
> aloha, one and all!
> the HTML Working Group is in search of complex table examples, with and
> without the accessibility features defined for TABLE in HTML4/XHTML1,
> and the mother of all tables i know of is located at:

This table will be useful to the HTML working group (in its current
form, marked up correctly with just scope, marked up correctly with
just the headers attribute, and marked up correctly with both scope
and the headers attribute), but they're also after irregular tables,
where the headers for a particular data cell aren't necessarily in the
same row or column. Although this table is complex in that there are
multiple layers of headers, they're easily resolved using the scope
attribute. They need examples that can't be resolved with scope, and
requires the headers attribute to unambiguously associate headers with
data cells. They're aware that the headers attribute is better
supported by assistive technology than scope, but aren't convinced
that there is a need for the attribute, as every example they've seen
would work with just the scope attribute.

Best regards,


Supplement your vitamins

Received on Wednesday, 6 June 2007 07:29:08 UTC