Rule: Data cells must use headers attribute

Rule ID Table 7
Conformance Required
Definition Data cells in complex data tables must use headers attribute to identify header cells.
  • The data cells in complex data tables need to use the headers attribute to identify the appropriate header cells, since simple row/column relationships cannot be relied upon to provide header information.
  • Complex data tables are defined as tables with row and/or column spans, or more than one header cell (e.g. th element) in any row or column of the table.
Conformance Required
WCAG Success Criteria

Success Criterion 1.3.1 Info and Relationships

Rule Category Tables/Layout
Rule Scope Element
  • Use headers attribute on each td element used as a data cell to identify header information in complex data tables.
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