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RE: Table footers. Are they TH?

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From: Jim Thatcher
Date: Dec 28, 2005 8:20PM


Hi Darrel,

Because <thead> doesn't work in popular browsers, in a way similar to what
you are doing, I placed a row of heading cells - yes <th> - frequently down
a long table for the side-by-side comparison of 508 and WCAG
(http://jimthatcher.com/sidebyside.htm). Nope it isn't required but it
certainly helps visually - just like your putting the row of headings at the
bottom. And I too would wrap it in <tfoot>, not that that does any good!

Jim

Accessibility Consulting: http://jimthatcher.com/
512-306-0931

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Subject: [WebAIM] Table footers. Are they TH?

I'm making some tables for our CMS admin screens. Some of the tables get
a bit long, and some require an 'action' at the bottom of a column (like
UPDATE ALL CHECKED ITEMS).

As such, I thought it'd be a good idea to repeate the TH row at the
bottom:

Name Address Status [Delete]
----------------------------------
Bob 1st Ave Active []
Sam Elm St. Inactive []
Etc
Etc
Etc
----------------------------------
Name Address Status [Delete]

It's not a NEEDED feature, but thought it wouldn't hurt. In terms of
accessibility, though, am I adding confusion to the table layout? If
not, what's the best way to treat the bottom footer? Wrap the row in
tfoot and then make each cell a TH?

-Darrel