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Re: Table Headings


From: Simius Puer
Date: Aug 26, 2010 10:09AM

I have to agree - to not use <th>s or to hide them to preserve some in-house
politics surrounding design sounds a little crazy...a data table has <th>s
and this is what all users expect to see. If someone missed it of the
requirements for the design team then that is a little slack, not only on
their part, but also by the design team who should have pointed out the

"Note: For simple tables that have the headers in the first row or column
then *it is sufficient to simply use the TH elements without scope*."
- W3C H63: Using the scope attribute to associate header cells and data
cells in data tables <http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG-TECHS/H63.html>;

Creating a <th> that looks like a <td> sounds like a very bad idea just to
achieve accessibility...what happened to universal design?