Example for Checkpoint
5.5 - Provide summaries for tables.

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Cups of coffee consumed by each senator
Name Cups Type of Coffee Sugar?
T. Sexton 10 Espresso No
J. Dinnen 5 Decaf Yes

Hidden in the <TABLE> element of this example is the "summary" attribute:

<TABLE border="1" summary="This table charts the number of
cups of coffee consumed by each senator,
the type of coffee (decaf or regular),
and whether taken with sugar.">
... table markup ...

A browser or screen reader will be able to expose or read the contents of the summary attribute if the user wishes.

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