[thelist] Owed Tip

Rob Smith rob.smith at THERMON.com
Fri Feb 14 08:29:01 CST 2003

Hi list,

I owe a tip from my last comment(s)

<tip type="Provide a summary for tables." author="Rob.Smith">

Like "alt" text for images, each TABLE element should contain a "summary"
attribute that briefly describes the table structure and purpose. For

  <TABLE border="border" summary="This table charts the number of cups of
      consumed by each senator, the type of coffee (decaf or regular), and
      taken with sugar.">
    <CAPTION> Cups of coffee consumed by each senator </CAPTION>
    <!--table cells here-->
Adding a table summary is especially useful for non-visual users.

The "summary" attribute describes the table's structure and purpose when the
table itself cannot be read, but is not normally displayed to visual users.

NOTE: this was an excerpt from Bobby:


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