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Re: Screen readers and nested tables


From: Simius Puer
Date: Feb 19, 2010 11:15AM

Hi Birkir

There is no real reason why anyone should put a table within a table *in
most common scenarios*. Even if assistive software can "render" it
correctly it is likely to be less than accessible.

The example on W3Schools is technically acceptable within the realms of code
validity but I think it is simply meant to represent an example - not best

In terms of accessibility tables should really be kept as simple as

Sadly there is a huge gap between this ideal world where developers all know
what they are doing and reality. So to answer your question it really
depends on if you are talking about the world at large, or just your own
code. If it is the latter then simply avoid nested tables, and complex
tables in general.

Have a good weekend!