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Re: Multiple Table Heading Rows with Colspan

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From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Aug 20, 2004 11:23AM


What I have learned is that your first example does not need id/headers (for
accessibility purposes, you may need ids for CSS), is sufficient (scope
doesn't hurt). However, when you have multiple headings in the same
direction (columns or rows or both), then you need ids and headers.

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Julian Rickards

-----Original Message-----
From: randyp [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]

Suppose you have a table that includes these 2 columns:

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| | Interstate | Intrastate | |
|Headings|Transmission|Transmission|Headings|
|-------------------------------------------|
| datum | 28.9 | 32.4 | datum |
|-------------------------------------------|
| datum | 31.2 | 38.4 | datum |
---------------------------------------------

Everything is nice and accessible with all ID's, HEADER's, etc. attributes
in place, when the client says that they don't like the look with the word
Transmission repeated twice and would prefer a 2-row heading with a colspan
like so:

---------------------------------------------
| | Transmission | |
| --------------------------- |
|Headings|Interstate |Intrastate |Headings|
---------------------------------------------
| datum | 28.9 | 32.4 | datum |
---------------------------------------------
| datum | 31.2 | 38.4 | datum |
---------------------------------------------

Can this arrangement be made accessible also?