ISSUE-673: Need standard way to distinguish data tables from layout tables

data table algorithm

Need standard way to distinguish data tables from layout tables

State:
CLOSED
Product:
ARIA 1.1 Core Mapping Specification
Raised by:
Cynthia Shelly
Opened on:
2014-08-15
Description:
This belongs in the HTML Accessibility API Mapping doc. I'm not sure which product to use for that, so putting it here where we won't lose it.

Let's create a standard algorithm for browsers to decide whether to expose a <table> as a table structure in the accessibility API.

IE implements the UIA table pattern if cell (0,0) is a <th>

Firefox:
http://asurkov.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/data-vs-layout-table.html

Chrome:
https://code.google.com/p/chromium/codesearch#chromium/src/third_party/WebKit/Source/core/accessibility/AXTable.cpp (From a mail thread. I have not read this code)


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Moving this issue to the HTML-AAM issues on Github:
https://github.com/w3c/html-aam/issues/83

Closing.

Joseph Scheuhammer, 13 Feb 2017, 19:24:23

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