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Issue: retention of @summary for Table

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PF Initial Feedback on @summary in TABLE (2008-08-06)

Here is a summary of how PFWG sees the situation as regards @summary on table in HTML:

  1. @summary should stay
  2. It provides a needed service
  3. element content providing this info, if linked by markup to the table offers growth to even better practice
  4. Don't have the linking markup yet; is a developmental item
  5. evolution not revolution says: keep @summary at least until alternatives are deployed and stable

There are lots of details to be worked out, and we would like to continue discussing those with you. But the above summarizes how we see and approach the matter.

sent to the HTML WG's emailing list by Alfred S. Gilman, chair, PFWG