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Table Summary

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HTML 5 needs to find a solution to address the issue of providing explanatory descriptions, or summaries, of complex tables. This page attempts to document the arguments for and against each proposed technical solution.

Solutions

The summary Attribute

The summary attribute was the solution provided in HTML4.

Pros

  1. Supported by existing screen reader software
    • Which screen reader software vendor?
    • Which software?
    • Which version(s)?
    • On which operating system(s)?
    • On what URL to an existing web page with a table element with a summary attribute?
  2. THIS LIST IS INCOMPLETE

Cons

  1. THIS LIST IS INCOMPLETE