[thelist] Correct HTML scope for column groups

Mike Combs mike at combsnet.com
Mon Mar 31 16:44:54 CST 2003

I'm unclear on the best (most accessible) HTML for a table that has groups 
of columns.  In my case, I have one column group called "packets in" and 
another called "packets out".  For each group, there are two columns, 
"average" and "maximum".

I want to use <td scope="col"> or something similar on the headings to 
associate the column headings with the data in the columns.  I'm trying to 
follow the advice in this (great) article:


I've built an example page so you can see the table:

Thanks in advance,


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