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Re: Examples of and justification for id/headers in complex tables


From: Keith Parks
Date: May 22, 2007 11:30AM

On May 21, 2007, at 5:41 AM, Laura Carlson wrote:

> If anyone has further production examples or justification please send
> them to me and I will forward to the working group.

If you're still looking for tables that need this, I believe I'm
working on one now.

The site is still under construction, but the table is at the bottom
of this page...


Most of the data cells require three headers to properly identify the
info. For instance, a few rows down, the "2.64" value needs to be
tied to "Summer Bridge Students", "Mean GPA" *and* "Biology 100". So
I set it up (correctly, I hope) using the ID/headers scheme.

I suppose one could argue (as the person who responded to your
Working Group posts might) that SCOPE alone could work if the info
were broken in to separate table. But the single table seems pretty
clear to me, visually, and I hate to make it *less* clear and compact
just to make it accessible, if there is a mark-up scheme that ties
all the headers to their respective data.



Keith Parks
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Student Affairs Communications Services
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7444

(619) 594-1046


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