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


From: Horowitz, Sharyn
Date: Jul 19, 2001 9:10AM

ok, thanks for clarifying...
& my style wasn't working because I didn't have the right path to the stylesheet! what's the emoticon for blushing??
-----Original Message-----
From: Carol Foster
To: WebAIM forum
Sent: 7/19/01 8:00 AM
Subject: Re: Data tables: Can I use id attribute in TD?
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
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
University Information Systems
University of Massachusetts, President's Office
(413) 587-2130