Attribute for <TABLE ...>
SUMMARY

SUMMARY sets a summary description for the table. SUMMARY is not recognized my most graphical browsers. It is primarily intended for use by non-graphical browser for web accessibility.

SUMMARY has been getting a lot of attention lately because of the United States Department of Justice Section 508 Guidelines which describe accessibility standards for federal web pages. See the Section 508 Self-Evaluation for specific HTML help concerning Section 508.

This code:

<TABLE SUMMARY="Employees of the Design Department" BORDER=1>
<TR> <TD>Jane Rodeway</TD>     <TD>Manager</TD>           <TD>x 513</TD> </TR>
<TR> <TD>Matthew Hensen</TD>   <TD>Graphic Designer</TD>  <TD>x 508</TD> </TR>
<TR> <TD>Derek Jakobi</TD>     <TD>Sound Engineer</TD>    <TD>x 545</TD> </TR>
<TR> <TD>Blisair Fontenue</TD> <TD>Software Engineer</TD> <TD>x 523</TD> </TR>
</TABLE>

gives us this table:

Jane Rodeway Manager x 513
Matthew Hensen Graphic Designer x 508
Derek Jakobi Sound Engineer x 545
Blisair Fontenue Software Engineer x 523





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