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Re: does TH scope go along with TH span?


From: Simius Puer
Date: Nov 24, 2009 9:35AM

That's great Geof - thanks for the feedback. Any other AT users with input
on/experience with the summary attribute?

I'm not surprised that you haven't run into the attribute being used very
often - it's not a well known one and it's often misunderstood. The
replication of the text should not really happen if the guidelines are
followed as the summary should be both brief and descriptive of the
structure of the table - not something that should really be included in the
visual text too, but I do see where you are coming from.

The problem you mentioned about abuse of alt tags on images is a commonly
caused by a CMS has been used and either mis-configured or mis-understood by
it's users. Replication of the text is the result.