[Accessibility] Re: TABLE versus definition list

Janina Sajka janina at a11y.org
Tue Jul 31 15:11:16 PDT 2007

I don't think this was ever a decision point, at least I know it wasn't
within Open A111y.


Gregory J. Rosmaita writes:
> aloha, all!
> is there any special reason why we are using tables to display info
> on a11y.org?  the mailing lists, for example, are tailor made for a 
> definition list, with the listname being the definition term (DT)
> and the links to the SIG space, list archive, and list service 
> definition list definitons (DD), which would take the following 
> form, no matter what UA one is using to access the site
> FSGA/Open A11y Mailing List Information
> accessibility at a11y.org
>    Accessibility Workgroup
>    Accessibility list archive
>    Accessibility list service
> accessibility-atspi at ally.org
>    ATK/AT-SPI Accessibility SIG
>    ATK/AT-SPI list archive
>    ATK/AT-SPI list service
> accessibility-handlers at a11y.org
>    Accessibility Workgroup
>    Accessibility list archive
>    Accessibility list service
> accessibility-ia2 at a11y.org
>    IAccessible2 SIG
>    IAccessible2 list archive
>    IAccessible2 list service
> accessibility-io at ally.otg
>    Input/Output Accessibility SIG
>    I/O Accessibility list archive
>    I/O Accessibility list service
> accessibility-kbd at a11y.org
>    Keyboard Accessibility SIG
>    Keyboard Accessibility list archive
>    Keyboard Accessibility list service
> accessibility-rfc at a11y.org
>    Accessibility Request for Comments
>    Accessibility RFC list archive
>    Accessibility RFC list service
> note 1: i have alphabetized the lists -- is there any reason why they 
> should not be alphabetized?  is their current order a reflection of the 
> a11y WG's history, with new lists added as they were created?
> note 2: wouldn't "list management" or "list options" more accurate than 
> "list service"
> note 3: a comparison between TABLE layout and DT layout can be found at:
> http://www.hicom.net/~oedipus/temp/a11y/table-vs-dl.html


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