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Re: Table Header/Footer/Body Placement and Reading Order

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From: subhash chhetri
Date: Sep 22, 2011 7:00AM


On 9/21/11, Vincent Young < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> So the HTML specification says construct tables in the following order:
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> [thead] [tfoot] [tbody]
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> I've user tested tables, but none when tfoot was involved. Assistive
> tecnology tends to read tfoot before any tbody information. Does this cause
> any usability issues? I've not seen this really discussed anywhere such as
> on WebAim's accessible tables article. I tend to use thead/tfoot/tbody for
> semantic purposes, I guess. It's also really easy to style each
> differently through CSS with these elements in place.
> Thoughts/opinions/whatevers?
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