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Using the Summary attribute in tables


From: Geethavani.Shamanna
Date: Jul 20, 2022 10:13AM

Hello all,

I recently came across a WAI tutorial on tables recommending the use of the Summary attribute to include table description. Is the Summary attribute still in use? If it has been deprecated, what is the best alternative to add table descriptions?
Adding a description via a heading above or below the table won't be very useful as it won't be directly associated with the table.

Many thanks.