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Use of <summary> with tables


From: Alan Zaitchik
Date: Dec 2, 2015 1:46PM

I am somewhat confused. I originally thought that since <summary> is obsoleted in HTML5 I should use an alternative, e.g. any of those discussed at http://www.w3.org/WAI/tutorials/tables/caption-summary/. But then I saw a summary of tests reported at http://www.davidmacd.com/test/details.html and it leads me to think that <summary> is still better than the alternatives as far as screen reader users are concerned. (In our application I am concerned with off-screen tables accessed only by screen readers.)
Any advice?