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Re: Data table without TH


From: wolfgang.berndorfer@zweiterblick.at
Date: Sep 19, 2022 10:57AM

Perplexing that there is no SC for such an essential feature like heading-semantic for tables.

SR partially provide functionality to read the first cell in a col/row or to navigate there. But these functionalities are laborious crutches to gain the meaning of a cell. And they have to be known by SR users.

Sending blind users with seeing eyes into the labyrinth…

So let us hope for new SC:
2.4.11 Table Semantics (AA)
… and continue with
2.4.12 No nested tables (AAA)

… or will that start with 2.4 .2030?

-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Patrick H. Lauke
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2022 10:46 AM
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Data table without TH

On 19/09/2022 09:40, <EMAIL REMOVED> wrote:
> A table lists up allowed formats for upload e.g.:
> Text ASCII text/plain *.TXT
> Dokument PDF application/pdf *.PDF
> .
> The columns don't have any heading (th).
> SC 1.3.1 can't be applied, since there isn't any visual presentation either.
> Which SC applies?

Arguably no hard WCAG failure at all (not every bad or lacking markup leads to an actual SC failure). But as best practice, recommend turning the cells in the first column to row headers.

Patrick H. Lauke

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