RFR: JDK-8186466: Fix accessibility and other minor issues in java.base
jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
Mon Aug 21 17:45:31 UTC 2017
On 8/21/17 9:46 AM, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 21, 2017 at 9:38 AM, Jonathan Gibbons
> <jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com <mailto:jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com>> wrote:
> On 8/20/17 4:11 PM, Martin Buchholz wrote:
>> Again, I am happy to take the current state of this change.
>> On Sat, Aug 19, 2017 at 2:19 PM, Jonathan Gibbons
>> <jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com
>> <mailto:jonathan.gibbons at oracle.com>> wrote:
>> Actually, thead and tbody have no direct significance for
>> accessibility. They provide a semantic differentiation of the
>> content, and provide a hook for different styling, as you
>> have seen for "striped". Also note, although you can have
>> many <tbody>, you can only have at most one <thead>, and at
>> most one <tfoot>.
>> Looking at Summary of BlockingDeque methods again, we have what
>> might logically be a thead in the middle of a table, and the law
>> of "only one thead, and only at the beginning" might be yet
>> another hint that the html gods want us to split this table.
>> This could become a nested table with two rows, one for "first"
>> and one for "last", each of which contains a subtable with a thead.
> I can investigate that.
> I would ask, why is this materially different from a new left-most
> column in a single table, but I guess one response would be that
> the subtables could be striped, which would give visual
> consistency with similar tables.
> Right - the new theads could get that fashionable #DDD background like
> the other tables.
Yes, that's better than encoding colors in the doc comments, in case we
want to do style changes in the stylesheet.
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