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Re: does TH scope go along with TH span?


From: Keith Parks
Date: Dec 1, 2009 1:10PM

On Nov 23, 2009, at 2:50 PM, Keith Parks wrote:

> If that cell is called out as a TH, with a scope="row", is its "header
> role" applied to both rows that it spans in the html?

For anyone interested, I think I stumbled across the proper way to
mark this up. Maybe.

Apparently there is a scope value of "rowgroup", but the explanations
I've found of it are confusing, like this lovely example...

> Colgroups are defined using the COLGROUP tag. Perhaps surprisingly,
> however, HTML contains no corresponding ROWGROUP tag. HTML has the
> concept of a rowgroup, and "rowgroup" is a valid value of the SCOPE
> attribute of TH and TD tags, but it contains no ROWGROUP tag, as
> such. (from "Techniques for Accessible Tables", <http://www.ferg.org/section508/accessible_tables.html#contents_item_6.2.2
> >

Anyone point me to a simple explanation of the "rowgroup" attribute?
(The one at W3C does not quality)



Keith Parks
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San Diego State University
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