Rule DTABLE-2
Each data table must have a nonempty summary attribute.

Description

Best Practice Type: Pass/Fail

Each data table must have a nonempty summary attribute.

Notes

  • The intent of this rule is to help web developers become aware of using the summary attribute to describe the contents of data tables and any conclusions the author was trying to convey from including the data table in the page.

Markup

none

Associated Accessibility Guidelines and Standards

Guideline or
Standard
Requirement Priority Test
Type
IITAA 11.3 Provide summary attributes for data tables. Required Violation
Section 508 none none
WCAG 1.0 5.5 Provide summaries for tables Required Violation
WCAG 2.0 1.3.1 Info and Relationships Required Violation

Examples

Evaluation Techniues

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Testsuite Tests