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Re: correct or incorrect use of colgroup


From: Cliff Tyllick
Date: Sep 23, 2015 9:50AM

Angela, it seems to me that you've identified a couple of significant issues to file with the CMS development team.

One is the inability to set ID attributes for columns and rows, and the other is the inability to add the colgroup attribute when needed.

Even if it's an open source CMS—and perhaps especially if it's an open source CMS—you might be pleasantly surprised with the turnaround you get.

Cliff Tyllick
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Austin, Texas

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> On Sep 21, 2015, at 3:07 PM, Angela French < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> In addition to scope="colgroup", the WAI tutorials show the user of colgroup like this:
> <col>
> <colgroup span="2"></colgroup>
> <colgroup span="2"></colgroup>
> And we don't have any way to do that with the CMS
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/tutorials/tables/irregular/
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Moore,Michael (Accessibility) (HHSC)
> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 1:02 PM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] correct or incorrect use of colgroup
> The code looks correct and it worked well using JAWS 16. I suggest adding borders to the header cells to make the visual layout more understandable. It is unclear visually that current activity is the header for three columns of information.
> Mike Moore
> Accessibility Coordinator
> Texas Health and Human Services Commission Civil Rights Office
> (512) 438-3431 (Office)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Angela French
> Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 2:55 PM
> To: WebAim Forum ( <EMAIL REMOVED> )
> Subject: [WebAIM] correct or incorrect use of colgroup
> I would appreciate if someone could take a look and tell me if the table found here<http://dev.sbctc.edu/colleges-staff/policies-rules/wac-rules.aspx>; is accessible. In particular, I am trying to determine if the use of colgroup is appropriate for the Current Activity header which has the three other table headers in the columns underneath it. I'm trying to figure out how to make our CMS support making accessible tables for any tables that more complex than simple ones.
> Thank you
> Angela French
> Internet Specialist
> Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
> 360-704-4316
> www.checkoutacollege.com<;http://www.checkoutacollege.com/>;
> www.sbctc.edu<;http://www.sbctc.edu/>;
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