[whatwg] scope attribute on td

Simon Pieters simonp at opera.com
Sat Jan 26 11:15:11 PST 2008

On Sat, 26 Jan 2008 19:59:29 +0100, Jean-Nicolas Boulay Desjardins  
<jnbdzjnbdz at gmail.com> wrote:

> The scope attribute was created to tell a screen reader to read a table  
> in a
> certain way...
> But now it has been remove from the spec.
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-html5-diff-20080122/#absent-attributes

It is still present for <th>.


Research and experimental implementation is being done currently with  
regards to table heading/cell associations in order to come up with an  
algorithm that makes UAs and ATs work better with the current Web and that  
hopefully makes it easier for authors to create tables that are accessible  
out of the box so authors don't have to jump through hoops in order to  
make their tables usable for people with ATs.


Simon Pieters
Opera Software

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