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Re: Table Headings

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From: Susan Grossman
Date: Aug 26, 2010 10:21AM


>"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>;

Thanks for everyone's quick replies. I was struggling with all the things
you were voicing, then I read this bit and went back and looked at the
tables with new eyes, and yes, they do seem to fit this format when you look
at the first column.

It's hard to express because they use some graphical elements and some form
elements. It was because of the form elements that I was worried about the
lack of headings, not just the "tool".

I can make this work logically for everyone, sound correct and pass the
"tool", after looking with "new eyes"

Thanks again - Susan



On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 9:08 AM, Simius Puer < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> 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
> omission.
>
> "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?
>
>
>