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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
  2. THIS LIST IS INCOMPLETE

Cons

  1. THIS LIST IS INCOMPLETE