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Re: Data tables: Can I use id attribute in TD?


From: Carol Foster
Date: Jul 19, 2001 9:05AM

Hi Sharyn,
I don't know for sure about whether it would be OK to use TD, but I believe that would violate the WAI priority 1 checkpoint for data tables.
My best guess for why the style isn't taking is maybe the platform/browser you are using is not capturing the style correctly? I tried your th style, and it worked fine for me using Windows NT with either Netscape 4.7 or IE 5.5. What are you using?
"Horowitz, Sharyn" wrote:
> Hi all,
> Must I use TH as the first row in the data table? I can't seem to override the centered/bold styling on the TH & it looks wrong in my layout. I was hoping to use TD id="name" in the first row & TD headers="name" in succeeding rows. Will this be properly read by screen readers? If not, does anyone know why this style isn't taking..
> TH {
> font-weight : normal;
> text-align : left;
> font-family : Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
> }
Carol Foster, Web Developer
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