RE: Disambiguating @summary from a long descriptor

Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> John Foliot wrote:
> > It is becoming increasingly clear that, as Josh O'Connor wrote [1],
> > needs to be a disambiguation of @summary, and clear, precise guidance
> > its usage, which evidence is showing was clearly lacking in HTML4
> > better "specify that technology").  However I seriously question
> > jettisoning @summary for @datastructure simply to address existing
> > in usage and intent of @summary.
> I didn't suggest "jettisoning".  See above, and in particular the quoted
> part of my post.  I'm suggesting having @summary work exactly as it does
> now in UAs and maybe adding a less-misuse-prone attribute that we
> recommend web developers use.  That's all operating on the assumption
> that we do in fact want to have an attribute for describing the data
> relationships in a table.  I have no opinion as to whether we do.


If it appeared that I was suggesting that _you_ proposed jettisoning
@summary that was not my intent and I apologize if it came off that way.  

As it currently stands, HTML5 is proposing to abandon @summary, which is
under serious contention right now.  Your suggestion appears to me to be
very similar to the general thrust of the argument put forth by Charles
McCathieNevile [1], and fits with a model that I personally would be
comfortable with.



Received on Wednesday, 10 June 2009 17:07:52 UTC