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Re: does TH scope go along with TH span?


From: Simius Puer
Date: Nov 23, 2009 4:10PM

Hi Keith

Perfectly clear!

JAWS doesn't like that much the last I heard - newer versions might be
better at handling this but you'd need to ask someone who uses it (and don't
forget, not everyone will have the latest version).

A more sure-fire way of doing it is to use headers and id's to tie the cells
to their headings, though that might be overkill for your table as these are
really only for use with tables with multiple levels of headings.

Good article here: http://www.webaim.org/techniques/tables/data.php ...I'd
reccomend reading the very bottom part of "The headers and id attributes" as
it may guide you on the right path.

Best advice is to keep the tables as simple as the data allows. Perhaps you
could simply replicate the header cell text, even if you don't do this
visually (i.e. using an "accessible" hidden text method and some nice CSS
for visual purposes)?

Hope that helps